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    Mint State 1907 High Relief Double Eagle

    1907 $20 High Relief, Wire Rim MS63 NGC. Two versions of the MCMVII High Relief Saint-Gaudens Double Eagles are known to collectors, with either a Wire Rim (as offered here) or a Flat Rim (also offered in this sale). At least half of the circumference of the coin, on one or both sides, has a thin raised lip of metal, created by the junction of the dies and the collar, which was not a perfect fit. The extreme multiple blow pressure used to create these coins forced the metal into the void at this junction of steel parts, creating this raised rim. This was certainly not desirable at the time these coins were created late in 1907, and it is entirely possible that mint workman carefully removed this rim with the use of a metal file, prior to the coins being released. This example is sharply struck with satiny yellow-gold luster and excellent eye appeal. Only a couple tiny rim bruises are visible with otherwise excellent surfaces.
    From The Luke Fay Collection.(#9135) (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
    March, 2005
    24th-25th Thursday-Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 11
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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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