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    1907 Wire Rim Twenty, MS60
    Prominent Wire Rim on the Obverse

    1907 $20 High Relief, Wire Rim MS60 NGC. The wire rim feature is a curious one on High Relief twenties. Seldom are they either all Wire Rim or all Flat Rim. This particular piece displays a full wire rim around the obverse, but little is present on the reverse. The strike details are complete on each side with full definition on the Capitol building and full separation between the rim and lettering on the upper reverse. The surfaces are a bit dull, unlike the usual satiny texture seen on higher-grade examples, and contact marks are present, as one would expect from a coin in this grade. The most notable abrasions are seen below the belly of the eagle. Even reddish patina is noted overall.(Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 26F2, PCGS# 9135)

    Weight: 33.44 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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    Auction Dates
    April, 2012
    18th-22nd 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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