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    High End 1907 High Relief Twenty, MS64 PCGS

    1907 $20 High Relief, Wire Rim MS64 PCGS. After many month's delays Augustus Saint-Gaudens finally sent models of the new double eagle to President Roosevelt, who in turn sent them to Charles Barber. Reductions were not actually made by Barber, as was once assumed, as he was not sufficiently trained and familiar with the new Janvier reducing machine. After more months passed and the Ultra High Reliefs were struck, the "regular issue" High Reliefs were put into production. These pieces are thought by many to be the most beautiful coins ever struck.
    This is a lovely, upper-end MS64 example that shows sharp striking definition, save for a bit of minor softness at the top of the reverse. The bright, satin-like surfaces have a light, even overlay of green-golden patina that is most appealing, and there are no obvious or distracting marks on either side.(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, 2006
    6th-7th Thursday-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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