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    1907 High Relief Twenty, MS64
    Wire Edge Variant

    1907 $20 High Relief, Wire Rim MS64 PCGS. The majority of the approximately 12,000 High Relief double eagles coined at Philadelphia are the Wire Rim type that was eventually eliminated through adjustments of the coining press, including the retaining collar that prevented the outward spread of the planchet when the coins were struck. At first, there was a slight gap between the die face and collar that permitted outward expansion, forming the thin wire edge or fin, as it was called. After adjusting the press, all remaining pieces had a flat rim with only slight evidence of a knife rim. This Choice Mint State piece has bold design features and satiny yellow luster with only few scattered marks on each 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.

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    Auction Dates
    December, 2011
    8th-11th Thursday-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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