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    1907 High Relief Twenty, MS64
    Wire Rim, Three-Dimensionality in Coin Form

    1907 $20 High Relief, Wire Rim MS64 NGC. When Augustus Saint-Gaudens is recalled today it is primarily as the master of late-19th century American sculpture. What is little considered are the influences upon him. In his Reminiscences (1913), he reflects on a specific work by his friend and fellow-sculptor Paul Dubois:

    " ... his 'Joan of Arc' is, to my thinking, one of the greatest statues in the world. I know of but one or two that I would rank higher. For elevation, distinction, and nervousness of style it is extraordinary."



    While Saint-Gaudens did not infuse the High Relief twenty with a "nervousness of style" he does point to a commonality both sculptors shared: the translation of realism and feeling into their sculptural works. This is a lovely three-dimensional coin that exhibits subdued satiny mint luster and light, even reddish patina over each side. There are no marks apparent at arm's length.(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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