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    Pleasing Near-Mint MCMVII Twenty Dollar

    1907 $20 High Relief, Wire Rim AU58 PCGS. At first glance, this apricot-gold High Relief twenty appears to be Mint State, since unencumbered satin luster sweeps the impressively unabraded surfaces. Further study finds a hint of wear on the leading edge of the front wing, and a whisper of friction on Liberty's chest and raised knee. Nonetheless, this slight wear fails to reduce the formidable eye appeal. Ever since the High Relief double eagle was first produced, advanced collectors have competed for examples, since the issue is the drawing line between the staid designs of the father-and-son Barbers and the fresh depictions of Liberty by Augustus Saint-Gaudens and his disciples.(Registry values: N2998) (NGC ID# 26F2, PCGS# 9135)

    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
    February, 2008
    14th-16th Thursday-Saturday
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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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