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    1907 High Relief, Flat Rim Double Eagle, AU Details
    Beautiful, Popular Low-Mintage Type

    1907 $20 High Relief, Flat Rim -- Removed From Jewelry -- NGC Details. AU. Produced to the extent of just 12,367 coins, the High Relief double eagles of Saint-Gaudens' design were an intermediate step between the so-called Ultra High Relief version and the regular low relief design that was eventually used, in a couple of differing varieties, to create the circulating coinage of this type. According to the Guide Book of Double Eagles, approximately two-thirds of the High Reliefs were struck with a "wire rim" or a "fin", most noticeable around the coins' obverse. The other one-third, or approximately 4,000 pieces, were made with a "flat rim," including the present example.

    This coin is typically well-struck, save for slight softness on Liberty's head and torch hand, and on the leaves along the lower border below the date. The satiny fields and devices display lovely, evenly distributed khaki-gold coloration. Some flattened areas along the rim may indicate locations where the coin was attached to a piece of jewelry; probably a necklace.(Registry values: N1) (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.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    June, 2014
    4th-8th Wednesday-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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