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    Pleasing 1907 High Relief Twenty, MS64
    'The Most Beautiful Coin Ever Issued'

    1907 $20 High Relief, Wire Rim MS64 NGC. David Akers, writing in 1982, said: "The 1907 High Relief Double Eagle is, in my opinion, the most beautiful coin ever issued for normal circulation. Unfortunately, it was not as practical as it was beautiful; the high relief of the standing figure of Liberty and the eagle made the coin impossible to stack properly and thus unpopular and unsuitable for commercial purposes. Minting was also impractical since it reportedly required five blows of the minting press to fully bring up the design making high speed, mass production impossible."
    This near-Gem is well struck with pleasing, satiny luster. There are a few shallow marks, mostly on the lower reverse, that account for the grade of the coin. An attractive example overall with good eye appeal.(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.

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    Auction Dates
    July, 2009
    9th-13th Thursday-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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