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    Impressive MS64 1907 High Relief, Flat Rim Twenty

    1907 $20 High Relief, Flat Rim MS64 PCGS. Although some believe that most of this first-year issue coin was saved by collectors and the general public, it was not immune to attrition. Dave Bowers explains in his Guide Book of Double Eagle Gold Coins (2004): "After the release of the [1907 High Relief twenties] the coins remained a novelty and rose in value to over $30. However, by the 1920s they were selling for only a dollar or two over face value, and many were placed into circulation. In the early 1930s probably a few thousand were turned in during the great recall of gold coins by the government." Bowers goes on to estimate that more than 5,000 examples exist today, which is less than half of the original mintage of 12,367 pieces.
    This boldly struck High Relief is impressive in terms of overall quality and eye appeal. A shallow abrasion across Liberty's stomach and a minor toning spot under the eagle's thigh explain the MS64 grade.(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.

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    Jul-Aug, 2008
    30th-3rd Wednesday-Sunday
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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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