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    Ever-Popular 1907 High Relief Twenty
    Wire Rim, MS62

    1907 $20 High Relief, Wire Rim MS62 PCGS. He took his French surname from his father, but Augustus Saint-Gaudens was the son of an Irish mother, and it was from Ireland that the couple emigrated. They arrived in New York City when Augustus was an infant, making the artist an "immigrant success story" even though he was raised in the United States. His noble effigy of Liberty standing tall, as seen on the High Relief double eagle, combines the best of American and European mainstream art as it was known at the time. This example of the Saint-Gaudens High Relief design offers strong yellow-gold luster with a measure of patina settled over the concave fields. Both obverse and reverse show strong wire rims. Few marks for the grade, though Liberty's gown and knee are affected.
    From The South Texas Collection.(Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 26F2, PCGS# 9135)

    Weight: 33.44 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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    Auction Dates
    February, 2010
    4th-7th 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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