Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    Striking 1907 High Relief, Flat Rim Twenty, MS66

    1907 $20 High Relief, Flat Rim MS66 PCGS. Ships have been important staples as devices on American coinage for years. Historic vessels such as the Santa Maria, the Mayflower, the Nieuw Nederland, the Half Moon, and the Kalmar Nyckel have appeared on classic and modern commemoratives alongside unnamed boats in the San Francisco Bay and a number of harbors. One of the most important ships in the history of American numismatics, however, does not appear on a coin. When the Desdemona arrived in New York in 1848, among the passengers fleeing the Great Irish Famine were Bernard and Mary Saint-Gaudens, along with their to-be-famous infant son, Augustus.
    Though he was hardly the first immigrant to reshape the nation's coinage (John Reich, the Barbers, and George T. Morgan come to mind), the reputation and talent that Augustus Saint-Gaudens mustered for his contributions to American money reverberate to this day. The story of Saint-Gaudens and Roosevelt is a story for the ages, with the will of the ambitious second-term President and the vision of the cancer-stricken artist fighting against the oppressive forces of Charles Barber and the rest of the Mint establishment.
    The collaboration between the unlikely duo resulted in tangible mementoes: the coveted and iconic High Relief double eagles. This spectacular Premium Gem shows no trace of a wire rim. The luminous butter-yellow and antique-gold surfaces are wonderfully well-preserved, and the profoundly sculptural, decisively struck devices are equally exquisite. A marvelous exemplar that would make an attractive addition to any coin cabinet.
    From The Madison Collection.(Registry values: N10218) (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.

    View all of [The Madison Collection ]

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    January, 2008
    9th-12th Wednesday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 13
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 1,255

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    15% of the successful bid (minimum $9) per lot.

    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.

    Order Now! Just $95

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 12 days left to consign to the 2020 January 12 - 13 NYINC World Coins Signature Auction - New York!

    Learn about consigning with us

    You and your colleagues at Heritage could not have packaged the collection in a more professional and attractive way to buyers.
    Robert Ruff,
    New York, NY
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2019 September 10 Special Offering Error Coins Online Auction
    2019 September 10 Special Offering Error Coins Online Auction
    REALIZED $299,721
    2019 September 5 - 9 Long Beach Expo World & Ancient Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach
    2019 September 5 - 9 Long Beach Expo World & Ancient Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach
    REALIZED $5,895,744
    2019 September 5 - 9 Long Beach Expo World Paper Money Signature Auction - Long Beach
    2019 September 5 - 9 Long Beach Expo World Paper Money Signature Auction - Long Beach
    REALIZED $1,866,576