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    1907 Flat Rim, High Relief Twenty, MS64
    Exceptional Quality

    1907 $20 High Relief, Flat Rim MS64 PCGS. After thousands of High Relief twenties were struck, Mint Director Frank Leach noticed his earlier directive to suppress the "fin" surrounding each side of the coins had not been followed. He issued a curt reminder to John Landis, Philadelphia Mint Superintendent that these pieces were not to be struck with "burrs" or "fins." Landis accommodated Leach's wishes as much as possible, but the wire rim was never really completely eliminated. The coins we know of today as Flat Rim twenties have more than 50% of the rim lacking the wire extrusion. This particular coin shows more "flatness" than we have seen in recent years. A loupe reveals just the slightest presence of a wire rim. Otherwise, this is a magnificent, problem-free coin. The satiny surfaces are nearly free from contact, and the strike is strong throughout.(Registry values: N7079) (NGC ID# 26F2, PCGS# 9136)

    Weight: 33.44 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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    Auction Dates
    January, 2015
    7th-12th Wednesday-Monday
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