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    1907 High Relief Wire Rim Twenty, VF30
    Most Likely a Pocket Piece

    1907 $20 High Relief, Wire Rim VF30 PCGS. The immense popularity of the 1907 High Relief is reinforced by this piece. Its beauty was such that someone carried it as a pocket piece for many years, probably until they needed the twenty dollars more than they needed a pocket piece. The high points of the design show even wear on each side, and there are no large or bothersome contact marks, unlike coins that enter the channels of commerce and are seriously knocked about. The bright yellow-gold surfaces show a light reddish high-point contrast in color where actual rubbing occurred in someone's pocket. Surprisingly, the wire rim is still just as evident on this piece as one that grades 30 points higher.(Registry values: N2998) (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
    October, 2012
    18th-21st Thursday-Sunday
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