1907 High Relief Wire Edge $20 Double Eagle
Lot 2342
1907 MCMVII High Relief $20 Wire Rim
Sold for US$ 23,400 inc. premium
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1907 MCMVII High Relief $20 Wire Rim
A tiny irregularity is seen near the eagle's tail on the reverse rim. A fine example of the medallic masterpiece conceived by August Saint-Gaudens in his final year of life. Famous as a sculptor Saint-Gaudens taught art students during the expansive era in American history, his works reflected the optimism pervasive in our country in the early 20th century. One of the finest examples obtainable are these High Relief double eagles, with Liberty emblazoned on the obverse and literally walking right out of the coin; on the reverse the majestic eagle is portrayed in full flight with the rising sun below.

The color is classic yellow-gold with all the expected three dimensional devices carefully sculpted by the dies through multiple blows on the largest coining press available. The delicate wire edge or fin shows a few nicks limiting the grade. (PCGS 9135)
Choice to Gem Uncirculated.
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