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    1907 High Relief Twenty, VF35
    Obviously Carried Many Years as a Pocket Piece

    1907 $20 High Relief, Wire Rim VF35 PCGS. Only when viewing a moderately worn example of the Saint-Gaudens High Relief twenty can one appreciate the depth of the medallic design -- as well as why the original dies were deemed unworkable for mass production. This VF35 representative is smoothly worn but retains its partial wire rim. Likely a pocket piece for much of its time "in circulation," the smoothly worn surfaces have acquired the stream-polished look of an alluvial gold nugget, with glossy-gold fields and deeper orange accents in the crevices of the design. This is a seldom-seen Choice VF example, one of just 20 so-graded pieces at PCGS (12/16).(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.

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    February, 2017
    16th-19th Thursday-Sunday
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    Saint-Gaudens Double Eagles as Illustrated by the Phillip H. Morse and Steven Duckor Collections
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