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    1907 High Relief Double Eagle, MS64
    Wire Rim, High-End for the Grade

    1907 $20 High Relief, Wire Rim MS64 PCGS. Struck between November and December under the authority of recently appointed Mint Director Frank Leach, the High Relief Wire Rim coins were among the first run of double eagles struck but perceived has defective because of the excess metal encompassing the edges. This was later corrected, resulting in the Flat Rim variety. Today, both the Wire Rim and Flat Rim variants are considered among the most beautiful coins ever produced. Medium yellow-gold color and satin luster blend over each side of this Choice example. The high relief design elements are sharply detailed from multiple strikes, and a small tick on Liberty's thigh is most likely the only flaw that prevents a higher grade. Beautifully preserved. Housed in a green label holder.(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
    October, 2014
    8th-13th Wednesday-Monday
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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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