MCMVII High Relief $20 Wire Rim
Lot 1335
MCMVII High Relief $20 Wire Rim
Sold for US$ 17,550 inc. premium

Lot Details
MCMVII High Relief $20 Wire Rim
One would have to go back 2,500+ years into the arena of Greek numismatics to find a coin design as impressive as Augustus Saint-Gaudens' high relief coinage. Long considered America's most beautiful coin, Saint-Gaudens did a fantastic job of creating a new double eagle (and eagle) design to replace that of the long running Coronet Liberty head created by James Longacre. Since their introduction, these High Relief specimens have been sought after by almost all collectors and even those with no numismatic exposure are always dazzled to see such a beautiful coin.
This represents a superior example of this Classic U.S. coin design. Multiple die strikes led to this piece being in high relief with satiny luster and uniform gold color that accent the already impressive visual appeal. Raised die swirls are seen in the fields and velvet-like luster shifts on the top of Liberty's gown. The eagle is bold, lustrous and mark-free, one tiny abrasion is noted under the olive branch for pedigree purposes. Certainly a worthwhile opportunity for the advanced collector. (PCGS 9135) Choice Brilliant Uncirculated
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