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    Commendable MCMVII High Relief, Wire Rim, MS62

    1907 $20 High Relief, Wire Rim MS62 PCGS. While collectors must usually bid in major auctions or buy from large coin dealers to have a reasonably good chance of acquiring a Mint State High Relief, there is a second tier of High Reliefs--those with circulation wear (usually from use as a pocket piece) or impaired via the various forms of abuse that can be inflicted upon them. Those coins sometimes show up at regional coin shows--and if one watches, even there, they sell quickly. Such is the perennial demand for what is probably the most coveted single U.S. gold coin issue (and were it not for the 1909-S VDB cent, we might be tempted to leave out the word "gold").
    This strictly problem-free Mint State example offers much to commend itself. The yellow-gold surfaces are free of all but the smallest abrasions, but they are somewhat bright. The strike is sharp, as usually seen on the issue, and the reverse in particular appears high-end for the assigned grade. Traces of the wire rim, also as usual, appear only partway around each side. This is a wonderful example for a gold type set.(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
    October, 2009
    22nd-24th Thursday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 15
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    Saint-Gaudens Double Eagles as Illustrated by the Phillip H. Morse and Steven Duckor Collections
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    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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