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    1907 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle, MS64
    High Relief, Flat Edge Variant

    1907 $20 High Relief, Flat Rim, MS64 PCGS. Augustus Saint-Gaudens' 1907 High Relief double eagle is widely considered this country's most beautiful regular-issue coin design. From a limited mintage of 12,367 pieces, most of the coins exhibit a fin, or Wire Rim, around the edge of the coin, created when metal was extruded through the narrow gap between the dies and collar during the striking process. This feature made the coins difficult to stack and was considered a defect at the time. By mid-December, 1907, Mint technicians had discovered how to eliminate the fin by adjusting the milling and dimensions of the planchets slightly. Accordingly, the coins struck late in the year display a Flat Edge. The Flat Edge coins are about four times as scarce as their Wire Rim counterparts.

    This attractive Choice example represents the scarcer Flat Edge type, with the expected razor-sharp definition on the central design elements. The well-preserved orange-gold surfaces radiate vibrant mint luster, with a few hints of red showing at selected angles. Overall eye appeal is terrific.(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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    Auction Dates
    September, 2017
    7th-10th Thursday-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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