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    Flat Rim MS64 1907 High Relief Twenty

    1907 $20 High Relief, Flat Rim MS64 NGC. While the Wire Rim examples of the High Relief double eagle have a strong following today, among Mint employees in 1907, the Flat Rim coins were seen as closer to perfect, since the wire rim on other coins was considered a striking defect. This near-Gem representative shows the ghost of a fin on the right obverse and possibly the lower reverse, but it still meets all criteria for a Flat Rim coin. Warm yellow-gold luster shines through a light layer of patina. Both sides show a handful of small abrasions, of which small marks at Liberty's knee and the rays to her left are the most prominent. Overall, though, this is a highly appealing representative for the grade.(Registry values: N7079) (NGC ID# 26F2, PCGS# 9136)

    Weight: 33.44 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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    The Coinage of Augustus Saint-Gaudens as Illustrated by the Morse and Duckor Collections
    Revised Edition by James L. Halperin, Mark R. Borckardt, Mark Van Winkle, Jon Amato, and Gregory J. Rohan, with special contributor David W. Akers

    The Coinage of Augustus Saint-Gaudens is an issue-by-issue examination of these two 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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