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    Choice Proof 1907 High Relief with the Flat Rim

    1907 $20 High Relief PR64 NGC. This is widely considered to be America's most beautiful coin and one of the most stunning coins ever produced by any mint. Designed by America's premier sculptor, Augustus Saint-Gaudens, and struck in the year he passed away, the small issue of High Reliefs are legendary. Tangled in bureaucratic red tape, with a subversive enemy supervising this project at the Mint, Saint-Gaudens still managed to bring his sculptures to life in these coins. With the help of his friend Theodore Roosevelt and his Bull Moose attitude, the largest available coining presses were called to arms to produce these majestic coins. The depth of the relief required multiple blows from the largest coining presses to bring up the design, with each coin having to be struck seven or even nine times to finally fill the dies with enough gold to show the minutest details of the Saint-Gaudens masterpiece.
    This particular coin shows medallic details expected for a proof, with the color an even yellow-gold throughout. Close examination will find a few trivial signs of handling, but this one is far nicer than most examples. NGC has graded only three examples with the Flat Rim as proofs, two as PR64 and one above as PR66. Needless to say, this is a very special coin and one that will certainly satisfy the advanced specialist. Most of the other proofs graded by NGC are the Wire Rim variety. An American classic.(#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, 2005
    12th-15th Wednesday-Saturday
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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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