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    Important 1907 High Relief Twenty, Proof Format

    1907 $20 High Relief PR64 NGC. It has been this cataloger's privilege to handle several representatives of this desirable first-year proof over the past several months. All of those coins, as well as the present representative, share distinct diagnostics that separate them from business strikes of this type. Each coin displays broad, flat borders with razor sharp inner and outer edges. In addition, the berries on the olive branch are fully rounded, all pillars in the Capitol building are separated, and the eagle's tail feathers are crisp down to the ends. There are numerous swirling and horizontal striations in the fields, evidence that the dies were extensively polished before striking.
    This particular example is honey-gold in color with an even, satin-like finish. The surfaces are not perfect, but the technical quality falls comfortably within near-Gem grading standards. A small, copper-toned contact mark in the upper reverse field is noted as a pedigree marker.
    From the Collection of Dr. Joseph M. Seventko. (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.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    August, 2001
    8th-11th Wednesday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 10
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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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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