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    1907 Saint-Gaudens Twenty, MS63
    High Relief, Wire Rim

    1907 $20 High Relief, Wire Rim MS63 PCGS Secure. The 1907 Saint-Gaudens High Relief double eagle is always in demand because of its limited mintage (12,367 pieces) and the acknowledged beauty of its design. This coin shows the Wire Rim feature often seen on the coins from early deliveries, caused by metal being extruded between the collar and the die when the coins were struck. The Wire Rim was considered a defect by the economic community (thereby making it a Mint problem as well), as it prevented the coins from stacking properly for counting purposes. Mint personnel worked hard to eliminate this offending feature, and finally succeeded in producing a Flat Rim version of the coin by adjusting the dimensions and upset angle of the planchet. Today, collectors prize the Wire Rim variant for its novelty.

    The central design elements of this impressive Select example display sharp three-dimensional detail, as always, and the vivid orange-gold surfaces are lightly marked. Vibrant mint luster radiates from both sides and eye appeal is outstanding.(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
    July, 2018
    12th-15th 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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