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    1907 High Relief Twenty, Unc Details
    Wire Rim Apparent on the Reverse

    1907 $20 High Relief, Wire Rim -- Rim Filing -- NGC Details. Unc Details. Rim filing is a curious practice, and one that is seen all too often on 19th century coins. This High Relief, as well as others we have seen, confirms that the practice continued into the 20th century. Apparently most of the people who handled circulating gold coins didn't think to look at the rims and accepted coins at face value rather than thinking of their intrinsic worth. The person who did the filing apparently thought, "Who will notice?" and they were correct. One would assume the person doing the filing would accumulate a significant amount of gold if he/she were a person handling numerous coins, such a bank teller. This piece has the filing almost exclusively limited to the obverse. It has reduced the wire rim, but left the interior portions of the coin nicely preserved. The satiny mint luster is intact and shows just the slightest tinge of reddish patina. The only mentionable contact marks on the interior of the coin are a series of abrasions or luster grazes over the rays of the sun on the lower reverse.

    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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