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    1907 High Relief Twenty, MS65
    The Much Scarcer Flat Rim Variety

    1907 $20 High Relief, Flat Rim MS65 PCGS. The year 1907 must have been a very stressful and busy time for workers at the Philadelphia Mint. The so-called Renaissance of American Coinage had just begun, and profound changes were occurring in the gold coinage designs of all U.S. denominations. The new double eagle in particular was causing problems with its high relief design features that were difficult to fully strike up and impractical for large-scale production. The current High Relief type was created from transitional Very High Relief dies that were reduced as much as possible on a Janvier lathe machine. The accepted figure of 12,867 coins represents the number of High Relief examples produced, before the double eagle design was modified even further by Charles Barber. Most of the High Reliefs were struck with a wire rim, a perceived defect that was corrected before this Flat Rim variant was produced later. The design motifs are struck with beautiful precision. Lovely satiny luster glows over each side of this yellow-gold Gem, and the fields and devices are free of all but the most minute marks.
    From The Cathedral West 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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    Saint-Gaudens Double Eagles as Illustrated by the Phillip H. Morse and Steven Duckor Collections
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