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    1907 Wire Rim Double Eagle, MS63+
    Bright, Sparkling Surfaces

    1907 $20 High Relief, Wire Rim MS63+ NGC. CAC. With a background as a cameo cutter in his teenage years, that should have been sufficient to qualify Augustus Saint-Gaudens to design small-diameter pieces such as coinage. But it was his years at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris and his later years as a sculptor that gave him unquestionable authority to work both in small form as well as reproduce sculptural-quality, three-dimensional designs. The combination of each of these is readily apparent in the final work seen on the High Relief double eagle. This is an exceptional piece with bright yellow-gold surfaces that are devoid of any noticeable or detracting contact marks, this surface quality explaining both the Plus grade and the CAC endorsement.(Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 26F2, PCGS# 9135)

    Weight: 33.44 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper

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    The Coinage of Augustus Saint-Gaudens as Illustrated by the Morse and Duckor Collections
    Revised Edition by James L. Halperin, Mark R. Borckardt, Mark Van Winkle, Jon Amato, and Gregory J. Rohan, with special contributor David W. Akers

    The Coinage of Augustus Saint-Gaudens is an issue-by-issue examination of these two 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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