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    Choice Mint State 1907 High Relief, Wire Rim Double Eagle

    1907 $20 High Relief, Wire Rim MS64 PCGS. Bright yellow-gold and highly lustrous in the fields. The strike is bold indeed, a quality expected for these superbly executed coins. The surfaces are Choice, with minimal signs of handling present. A loupe will find a tiny horizontal nick on the I of LIBERTY and a couple of others on the torch, and these are noted for identification purposes. The Wire Rim variant of the High Relief is much more plentiful than the Flat Rim, although for many years they were thought to exist in approximately equal numbers.
    Although much has been written about the design and execution challenges overcome to bring these magnificent coins to fruition, no other coin struck for circulation really comes close to this masterpiece. In Choice grades as offered here, the stunning design elements are both well preserved and obtainable for a collector who can afford the going market price.(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
    April, 2006
    26th-29th Wednesday-Saturday
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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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