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    1907 High Relief Double Eagle, Flat Rim
    MS64, Exceptionally Smooth for the Grade

    1907 $20 High Relief, Flat Rim, MS64 NGC. CAC. Ex: Simpson. The High Relief Saint-Gaudens double eagle is one of the most internationally famous issues in American numismatics. Acclaimed sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens was the designer, but he died in August 1907, and his assistant Henry Hering assumed the task of completing models. Production delays and the high relief resulted in a late 1907 mintage of only 12,367 pieces. Those coins were struck only after an order by President Theodore Roosevelt to "begin the new issue even if it takes you all day to strike one piece." Most were promptly saved, since their significance was immediately recognized. A majority exhibit a wire rim, but the present Choice example shows only a hint of a wire rim, along the reverse margin. The well-preserved orange-gold surfaces are nicely struck and display excellent eye appeal.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 26F2, PCGS# 9136)

    Weight: 33.44 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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    Saint-Gaudens Double Eagles as Illustrated by the Phillip H. Morse and Steven Duckor Collections
    Revised Edition by Roger Burdette, and edited by James L. Halperin and Mark Van Winkle

    Saint-Gaudens Double Eagles is an issue-by-issue examination of this artistically inspired series of gold coins. Each date and mintmark is reviewed with up-to-date information, much of which has never been previously published. The book is based on two extraordinary collections: The Phillip H. Morse Collection and the Dr. and Mrs. Steven L. Duckor Collection.

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