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    Sumptuous Choice 1907 High Relief, Wire Rim Double Eagle

    1907 $20 High Relief, Wire Rim MS64 PCGS. Though not explicitly labeled as such on the holder, this High Relief example shows a distinct wire rim at the right obverse and reverse. A touch of haze has settled over the butter-yellow fields, lending them hints of apricot and pink. Decisively struck and pleasingly preserved overall, this near-Gem offers the masterful, sculptural quality that has attracted the attention of numismatists and critics alike for over a century.
    The Cornish, New Hampshire residence and grounds of Aspet, the estate of Augustus Saint-Gaudens, are now part of the National Historic Site that bears his name. The Site showcases dozens of his works, and emphasis is placed on his role in the redesign of American coinage.(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.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    January, 2008
    9th-12th 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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