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    1907 Proof High Relief Saint-Gaudens $20, PR62 NGC

    1907 $20 High Relief PR62 NGC. Proof High Reliefs cannot be distinguished from their business strike counterparts by any special diagnostics other than surface texture and striking details. The proofs were probably struck with a couple of extra blows from the hydraulic press, bringing up extra details that are missing from business strikes. Characteristically, proofs all show broad, flat borders with razor sharp inner and outer edges. Additionally, the berries on the olive branch are fully rounded, all the pillars in the Capitol building are separated, and the eagle's tail feathers are crisp down to the ends. There are numerous swirling striations in the fields, evidence that the dies were extensively polished before striking. The currently offered example also shows a handful of noticeable contact marks on each side, limiting the coin's assigned grade, and the satiny surfaces have a rich, beautiful yellow-gold coloration. (#9132) (NGC ID# 28AX, PCGS# 9132)

    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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    Auction Dates
    January, 2004
    7th-10th Wednesday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 9
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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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