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    1907 High Relief Twenty, Satiny MS64
    Flat Rim Variant

    1907 $20 High Relief, Flat Rim MS64 PCGS. The distinction between Flat Rim and Wire Rim High Relief twenties is not arbitrary, but it is definitely one of degree. Almost all Flat Rim coins show some trace of the wire rim, and similarly most Wire Rim pieces have less-than-complete extruded metal around each side. The story has been repeated many times of Mint Director Frank Leach's communiqué to Superintendent John Landis about elimination of the "burrs" on the edge of the High Reliefs. Leach not only wanted defective coins set aside, but he also wanted to know who was responsible for not carrying out his previous orders to fix the extruded metal between the die faces and collar.

    The issue quickly faded in significance to Mint officials once the coins were released and universally acclaimed for their artistic merit. Eventually Flat Rim and Wire Rim twenties became popular collectible variants of these impressive coins. This is a fully defined example that displays the usual bright, satiny mint luster with just a hint of pale reddish patina. Significant portions of the rims on each side show "flatness."
    From The Pannonia Collection.(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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