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    1907 High Relief Saint-Gaudens Twenty, MS63
    Wire Rim Variety, Nice Original Appeal

    1907 $20 High Relief, Wire Rim MS63 PCGS. Glimpses of olive and orange color are tucked away in the protected areas of this satiny High Relief twenty, a piece that apparently survived without too much handling or abuse from its admirers over the past 100+ years. The obverse is especially appealing and sharp. The reverse shows some softness of strike at the bottom of the rays. A few tiny abrasions are seen at the reverse rim, perhaps from a futile attempt to stack the coin early in its history.

    As is often the case, only a partial wire rim is visible on the coin at the upper right quadrant of the obverse. The wire edge is intermittent on the reverse. Nice satiny luster shines beneath the original green-gold patina. Attractive High Relief double eagles are always the target of many collectors, and while the coin is not rare in Select Uncirculated condition, this example is sure to be eagerly contested for its quality and visual appeal.
    From The Valley View Life Collection.(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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    August, 2014
    5th-9th Tuesday-Saturday
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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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