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

    1907 $20 High Relief, Wire Rim MS63 PCGS. Struck in a limited mintage of 12,367 pieces, the 1907 High Relief Saint-Gaudens double eagle is a well-regarded issue by collectors of all disciplines. Acclaimed as the most beautiful regular-issue U.S. coinage design, the High Relief is on the want list of collectors who include no other gold coins in their collections. The issue is known in two major varieties, the Flat Rim and Wire Rim types, with this coin representing the more available Wire Rim variety, with a raised fin of metal around the coin's circumference. This feature was caused by metal flow between the die and collar, when the coin was struck. Although the wire edge was considered a flaw at the time of issue, it is quite popular with collectors today.
    The present coin is sharply struck, except for a little softness on the sun on the reverse. Eye appeal is quite strong, with vibrant, satiny luster, and pleasing greenish-gold surfaces.(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
    October, 2010
    28th-31st Thursday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 10
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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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