Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    1907 High Relief Twenty Dollar, MS61
    Nearly Complete 'Fin' or Wire Rim

    1907 $20 High Relief, Wire Rim MS61 NGC. Experimentation remained the watchword during 1906 and 1907 during the striking of the Ultra High Reliefs, High Reliefs, and finally the greatly lowered relief circulation-strike twenties. Early in the production of the High Reliefs, it was noticed that the coins had a "fin" in Mint parlance, or as collectors now term it a wire rim. Frank Leach was the primary mover in eliminating or partially eliminating the fin, seen by Mint personnel as a striking defect. Leach believed the problem might be solved by either pre-shaping or pre-milling the planchets. Pre-shaping did not work. However, the pre-milled planchets did eliminate the fin. It did so by slightly thickening the edge of the planchet, thus producing a flat rim in advance of striking. The striking process required the same number of blows from a hydraulic press, and even Charles Barber was pleased with the results. Barber's pleasure was tempered, however, with a fear that the president might like the new coins too much and insist on their continued production. The bright, satiny surfaces show just the slightest hint of reddish patina, and there are no obvious or distracting blemishes on either side. The "fin," or wire rim, encircles most of each side of this attractive High Relief. Fully defined in all areas, including the lettering at the top of the reverse.(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
    June, 2016
    8th-12th Wednesday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 15
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 566

    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 20 days left to consign to the 2020 January 12 - 13 NYINC World Coins Signature Auction - New York!

    Learn about consigning with us

    Thank you for your individual dedication to the hobby, and that of Heritage.
    David C.,
    Chagrin Falls, OH
    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 $1,890,474