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    Choice MCMVII Wire Rim High Relief

    1907 $20 High Relief, Wire Rim MS64 NGC. A splendid near-Gem of this famous and coveted numismatic rarity. The straw-gold surfaces are satiny, and neither side possesses any remotely mentionable marks. The strike is sharp, with only a hint of incompleteness on Liberty's waist and on the top edge of the eagle's front wing. As usual, Liberty's raised knee has minor highpoint bluntness. The wire rim is complete on the obverse, and nearly so on the reverse, absent only between 11 and 1 o'clock. Breen (1988) stated that for the 12,367 pieces struck, "each normal striking required five blows from the press," a remarkable (and impractical) effort to produce an issue for circulation. Evidence of the multiple strikes is best observed on LIBERTY, which shows minor doubling.(Registry values: N7079) (NGC ID# 26F2, PCGS# 9135)

    Weight: 33.44 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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    Auction Dates
    August, 2007
    8th-10th Wednesday-Friday
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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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