Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    Breathtaking Choice 1907 High Relief, Wire Edge Double Eagle

    1907 $20 High Relief, Wire Rim MS64 PCGS. While Roger Burdette acknowledges the beauty of the Saint-Gaudens double eagle design, in his Renaissance of American Coinage 1905-1908, he also criticizes Saint-Gaudens and Roosevelt for not doing more to make the models suitable for day-to-day production (2006): "By continuing with the design in a relief that was not coinable, Saint-Gaudens lost his best chance to explore the limits of artistry on circulation coinage. By the close of 1907 the result was Charles Barber's re-engraving of the Saint's design, rather than Saint-Gaudens producing the highest art within the practical limits of coinage."
    Practical or not, the High Relief double eagles are works of art, and the near-Gem offered here is an appealing representative. The boldly impressed devices and satiny sun-gold surfaces are carefully preserved, and the overall visual appeal is amazing. A delightful piece that is sure to please the victorious bidder.
    From The Carlton Woods Collection.
    (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.

    View all of [The Carlton Woods Collection ]

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    August, 2007
    8th-10th Wednesday-Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 10
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 334

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    15% of the successful bid (minimum $9) per lot.

    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.

    Order Now! Just $95

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 5 days left to consign to the 2019 December 5 - 8 US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas!

    Learn about consigning with us

    I am pleased with the process it was way easier than I had thought it would be and I feel confident that my coins are in the right hands.
    Brian B.,
    Wellsboro, PA
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2019 September 10 Special Offering Error Coins Online Auction
    2019 September 10 Special Offering Error Coins Online Auction
    REALIZED $299,721
    2019 September 5 - 9 Long Beach Expo World & Ancient Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach
    2019 September 5 - 9 Long Beach Expo World & Ancient Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach
    REALIZED $5,895,744
    2019 September 5 - 9 Long Beach Expo World Paper Money Signature Auction - Long Beach
    2019 September 5 - 9 Long Beach Expo World Paper Money Signature Auction - Long Beach
    REALIZED $1,866,576