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    1907 High Relief Twenty Dollar, AU55
    Wire Rim, Beautiful Color

    1907 $20 High Relief, Wire Rim AU55 PCGS. CAC. According to an article in the Washington Evening Star newspaper on December 16, 1908, President Theodore Roosevelt made a surprise appearance at a memorial event for the late artist Augustus Saint-Gaudens. The service was held at the famed Corcoran Gallery in New York City, where Roosevelt eulogized:

    "I know well the danger of passing judgment about the great men of the present, for any such judgment must be made with full knowledge that it may be falsified when things are seen through the perspective of the ages. Yet I cannot but hazard a guess that Saint-Gaudens' works will stand in the forefront among the masterpieces of the sculptors of the greatest periods and the greatest peoples."



    Roosevelt's words were prescient in more ways than one. Indeed, Saint-Gaudens remains revered as a master sculptor and driving force of American Gilded Age artistry. These High Relief double eagles are among the few works of art by Saint-Gaudens that most collectors could expect to reasonably to own, and they rank among the most beautiful coins ever issued in this country. This beautiful red and orange-gold example shows little more than a trace of rub. Satiny surfaces are clean with terrific color. Housed in a first generation holder with CAC approval.(Registry values: N2998)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 26F2, PCGS# 9135)

    Weight: 33.44 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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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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