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    1907 Saint-Gaudens Twenty, MS65
    High Relief, Wire Rim

    1907 $20 High Relief, Wire Rim MS65 NGC. Only 12,367 High Relief double eagles were struck in 1907, from a design by esteemed American sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens. Fortunately, the issue enjoyed a high survival rate, as the coins were never released into circulation. Although most of the mintage was sent to Subtreasuries for regular distribution, Mint and Treasury officials snapped up the coins as soon as they were shipped and sold them to VIPs and coin dealers at a steep markup. Roger W. Burdette estimates the surviving population at about 8,000 examples in all grades today.

    This delightful Gem exhibits a wire rim, or fin, around much of the circumference of the coin. This feature is seen on the majority of the High Reliefs and was initially considered a liability, but present-day collectors find it interesting and attractive. The design elements show razor-sharp detail on the central devices, and the reddish-gold surfaces are free of mentionable distractions. Vibrant mint luster adds to the outstanding eye appeal. NGC has graded 32 numerically finer examples (7/19).(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
    September, 2019
    5th-8th 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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