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    Luminous MS61 High Relief, Wire Rim
    1907 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle

    1907 $20 High Relief, Wire Rim MS61 NGC. One of the most famous and most enduring U.S. coinage designs is the obverse of the Saint-Gaudens double eagle, now as long-tenured in its second life as the gold American Eagle obverse as it was in its original run. That first run began (in circulating terms) with the High Relief double eagle of 1907, an impractical but beautiful rendition soon replaced in the name of 20th century efficiency. This "legacy" coin, pale yellow-gold with bold detail on features such as Liberty's torch hand, has great luster and eye appeal despite wispy abrasions in the fields and a degree of contact on Liberty's knee, a known high point. The wire rim is most prominent at the upper obverse.(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
    March, 2012
    8th-11th Thursday-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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