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    1907 High Relief Twenty, MS64
    Wire Rim

    1907 $20 High Relief, Wire Rim MS64 NGC. The earliest minted High Relief double eagles show a thin raised rim around part of the obverse that is clearly visible from about 1 o'clock to 7 o'clock on this example. Known today as a "wire rim" and called a "fin" in Mint records, the characteristic was eliminated through milling and planchet adjustments, and later pieces are described as "flat rim" coins. Each type is listed in the Guide Book, and many of today's collectors aspire to own both types. This Choice Mint State example has satiny orange surfaces with brilliant luster and excellent eye appeal. Here is an important opportunity for the advanced Saint-Gaudens collector.(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
    April, 2017
    26th-30th Wednesday-Sunday
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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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