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    Desirable Near-Gem High Relief Double Eagle

    1907 $20 High Relief, Wire Rim MS64 NGC. A splendid example of this scarce, historic, and enormously popular gold type. The strike is absolute except for the base of the rays above the sun, which are always indistinct on High Reliefs. The preservation is exemplary for the MS64 level, since the obverse has only a few faint grazes, and the reverse is even closer to pristine. A minor mint-made lamination is noted above the E in LIBERTY, and this serves as an identifier. The possession of the famous Augustus Saint-Gaudens High Relief separates the major gold collections from less ambitious assemblages.(Registry values: N7079) (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
    January, 2007
    3rd-6th Wednesday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 5
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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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