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    1907 High Relief Twenty Dollar, MS62
    Wire Rim Example

    1907 $20 High Relief, Wire Rim MS62 NGC. A persuasive case could be made that what characterized the 20th century in America did not begin until Theodore Roosevelt took office as president in 1901, after the assassination of William McKinley. Roosevelt took vigorous action against the lions of industry and advocated for the average worker in this country. Roosevelt's entrance into the arts began in a small way with his membership on the board of the D.C. Park Commission. But that membership led to his introduction to Augustus Saint-Gaudens, which led in turn several years later to Saint-Gaudens' commission to redesign some of the nation's coinage. The newness, vibrancy, and 20th century appearance of Saint-Gaudens' designs had an immediate appeal to both collectors and the population at large. This is a bright example whose mint luster is interrupted by the numerous small contact marks that explain the MS62 grade.(Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 26F2, PCGS# 9135)

    Weight: 33.44 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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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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