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    Select MCMVII High Relief, Wire Rim Twenty

    1907 $20 High Relief, Wire Rim MS63 NGC. A shimmering apricot-gold representative of this immensely popular and historic issue. The reverse is well preserved, while the obverse field exhibits a few completely unimportant grazes. The strike is impressive, since Liberty's raised knee is more rounded than flat, and the highpoints of the eagle's front wing also display exemplary definition. The wire rim is prominent between 11 o'clock and 5 o'clock on the obverse. President Roosevelt's "pet crime," the redesign of U.S. gold coins with motifs provided by legendary sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens, demonstrates what can be accomplished when power and talent coincide.(#9135) (Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 26F2, PCGS# 9135)

    Weight: 33.44 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    September, 2004
    9th-11th Thursday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 7
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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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