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    1907 High Relief, Wire Rim Twenty, MS64
    Extraordinary Eye Appeal

    1907 $20 High Relief, Wire Rim MS64 PCGS. Among a lifetime of other accomplishments, Q. David Bowers has popularized the Optimal Collecting Grade term for coins, and for the 1907 High Relief twenties, we believe that grade is MS64 -- the near-Gem level of the present example. Although the mintage of the High Reliefs was likely somewhere north of 12,000 pieces per research by Roger Burdette, a good percentage of those coins survive today. The certified survivors average between MS61 and MS62, and Gems, while available, are far more expensive, so the MS64 grade level -- especially when combined with a lovely example such as this -- seems just about right. Rich sandy-gold patina occupies the surfaces, and yet, only a couple of mentionable marks appear, on Liberty's exposed right (facing) calf. The reverse is free of mentionable contact. The eye appeal is far from merely intact, it is extraordinary. Christmas approaches as we write this -- hint hint! (We wouldn't even mind waiting until January to receive it.)(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
    Jan-Feb, 2015
    29th-1st 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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