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1907 High Relief Twenty, PR61
Rarely Seen Proof Striking

1907 $20 High Relief PR61 NGC. The proof status of some 1907 High Relief double eagles continues to be debated among numismatists more than a century after the coins were issued. Only NGC recognizes certain pieces as proofs, while PCGS defaults all High Reliefs to Mint State status. It seems certain that proofs were struck; Charles Barber's estate is purported to have contained seven examples and both Walter Breen and Robert Loewinger -- authorities on the subject of proof gold coinage -- defined the unique characteristics exhibited by proofs. The standards employed by NGC to determine proof status are reprinted in our August 11, 2010 sale. Proofs are extremely rare, and although the exact mintage is unknown, it could not have been more than a couple hundred.
The surfaces of this specimen are bright with just a hint of reddish patina. There are a few small grade-limiting handling marks on both sides. The strike is full, as one would expect from a proof High Relief. A nice example of this always-popular and highly elusive issue. (NGC ID# BYCE, PCGS# 9132)


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November, 2011
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