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    1907 Wire Rim High Relief Twenty, MS63
    Attractive Example of This Timeless Design

    1907 $20 High Relief, Wire Rim MS63 PCGS. "A mediocre sculptor is lost.
    The sculptor must be either a genius or a nobody."
    --Kenyon Cox

    Augustus Saint-Gaudens was deeply aware of the implications of the above quote by his friend, the illustrator Kenyon Cox. Saint-Gaudens knew the enduring nature of sculpture, which is one reason he labored for years on his monumental figures. The figure of Liberty used on the High Relief twenty dollar gave him the opportunity to revisit the same figure he had previously used on the Sherman Monument, and make slight design adjustments that were no longer possible on that earlier work. The enduring quality of the design is evident on this example of the High Relief twenty. This is one of the earlier strikes, produced before the problematic fin, or wire rim, was eliminated. The surfaces are bright and the satiny mint luster is interrupted by only the smallest contact marks.(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
    January, 2017
    4th-9th Wednesday-Monday
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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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