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    Elusive Flat Rim High Relief Double Eagle, MS64

    1907 $20 High Relief, Flat Rim MS64 PCGS. CAC. This is a gorgeous example of the famous High Relief Saint-Gaudens double eagle type, from the Flat Rim variety that is significantly scarcer than its Wire Rim counterpart. The lime-gold surfaces shimmer with a lovely, even satiny sheen. As always, the central design elements are fully struck, while the peripheral details are somewhat weak, including the eagle's tailfeathers. This inherent striking weakness on some parts of the design was the ultimate downfall of the High Relief type, and a lower relief version was soon introduced to permanently replace it. Showing only a ghostly luster graze, in the upper left obverse field, and a handful of tiny nicks between both sides, this piece seems high-end for the grade, and close to Gem quality.(Registry values: N7079) (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.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    March, 2009
    28th-31st Saturday-Tuesday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 11
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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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