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    1907 Wire Rim High Relief Twenty Pin Back

    1907 $20 High Relief, Wire Rim Uncertified. In our opinion, this coin has the details of an AU specimen that is Ex-Jewelry. Few will be unmoved by this lot. Many will see the rim-to-rim pin on the reverse as a numismatic tragedy. Others will see this as an opportunity. The first viewpoint is obvious to most. But taking an optimistic approach, the second viewpoint offers several advantages. The most obvious is it is still usable as jewelry, if one is so inclined. The pin back is fully functional with an intact clasp. Second, the coin is slightly bright, but it does not appear to have been cleaned; rather its brightness appears to come from light handling. This, in turn, leads to another advantage: minimal loss of high-point detail. There are only the slightest signs of contact, the most obvious (when closely examined) is a short scrape in the reverse field between the eagle's head and the U in UNITED. An unusual way to encounter, and possibly acquire, a High Relief twenty.

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

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    17th-19th Thursday-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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