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    Brilliant Mint State MCMVII High Relief Double Eagle

    1907 $20 High Relief, Wire Rim MS63 NGC. With the exception of the multi-million dollar Ultra High Relief double eagles, the Saint-Gaudens High Relief coins are probably the most beautiful coin ever minted by the United States. These coins exist in two different varieties, with either a flat rim or a wire rim, the latter being offered here. The wire rim, or knife rim as it is sometimes called, was created as metal from the planchet was squeezed into the crevice created at the juncture of the die and the collar. The resultant thin flange of gold was easily susceptible to tiny bruises in later years, and is rarely encountered in pristine condition today, even on the highest grade pieces. This example is sharply struck and has brilliant yellow-gold surfaces. Minor abrasions are visible on both sides and these limit the grade. The present example is a highly attractive and pleasing specimen.(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
    March, 2006
    2nd-3rd Thursday-Friday
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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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