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    1907 PR64 Wire Rim High Relief Twenty
    Complete Wire Rim Around the Obverse

    1907 $20 High Relief PR64 NGC. An unknown number of proof High Reliefs were struck in 1907. In Robert Loewinger's reference on proof gold, he differentiates between the proofs struck from Collar I (Flat Rim coins) and Collar II (Wire Rim coins). Collar II pieces show the bases of the M in UNUM slanting. That feature is viewable on this particular coin because it is housed in a newer four-prong encasement that allows viewing of most of the edge. The wire rim is complete around the obverse and nearly so around the reverse. The surfaces otherwise are bright and satiny with only the slightest contact marks. As always on proof High Reliefs, the fields show strong evidence of swirling die polish marks. A complete list of attributes for proofs can be found on pages 76-77 of Loewinger's Proof Gold Coinage of the United States. (NGC ID# BYCE, PCGS# 9132)

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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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