Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    1907 High Relief Twenty Dollar, MS61
    Upper-End for the Grade With CAC Sticker

    1907 $20 High Relief, Wire Rim MS61 NGC. CAC. In discussing the earlier works of Augustus Saint-Gaudens, biographer Burke Wilkinson wrote of the widespread critical success of the sculptor's first monumental work, The Farragut: "His bas-reliefs were in effect his short stories. Now he had written an epic." The same could be said of his earliest work on cameos in his teens, and his work decades later on the twenty dollar gold coins of 1907. Like the cameos he cut in his teens these pieces established the practice of working in a small area and in high relief, a discipline that would be necessary to produce High Relief double eagles. The three-dimensionality of the double eagles is similar to that on his cameos from the 1860s, giving each a lifelike quality. The surfaces on this piece are unusually clean for the grade (thus the CAC sticker) and the strike is boldly brought up in all areas. Each side is yellow-gold with just a hint of reddish patina.(Registry values: N4719) (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.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    February, 2017
    16th-19th Thursday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 16
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 524

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    17.5% of the successful bid (minimum $19) 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 21 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 $5,922,924
    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 $1,890,630