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    Popular MCMVII Saint-Gaudens Twenty
    High Relief, Wire Rim, MS61

    1907 $20 High Relief, Wire Rim MS61 NGC. An attractive example of Augustus Saint-Gaudens' majestic High Relief double eagle, complete with the intriguing Wire Rim feature. Recent research puts the original mintage of this popular issue at 12,367 pieces, with the Wire Rim variety accounting for about 75% of the surviving population. The present example is well struck, with a touch of softness on the eagle's feathers and the peripheral obverse devices. The surfaces are free of distracting handling marks, suggestive of a higher grade. Delightful satiny luster and a light reddish patina highlight the fields.(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.

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    Auction Dates
    Jul-Aug, 2009
    31st-2nd Friday-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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