MCMVII (1907) High Relief $20, Flat Rim
Lot 1244
MCMVII (1907) High Relief $20 Flat Rim
Sold for US$ 12,870 inc. premium
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MCMVII (1907) High Relief $20 Flat Rim
Although the original mintage figure for High Relief double eagles was 12,367 pieces, numismatists today cannot determine the exact number of the two varieties for the year, which are known as the Wire Rim and Flat Rim designations. Garrett and Guth [Encyclopedia of U.S. Gold Coins, 2006] estimate that the Flat Rim examples are much scarcer than their Wire Rim counterparts, by a margin of approximately five to one. Both varieties can certainly be considered scarce, due to their low mintage, and popular, thanks to the exquisite beauty of their designs. The present piece is a most attractive one, exhibiting a luxuriant, honey-gold color and substantial, satiny luster. The incredible definition of this coin is stunning, with Liberty raising her torch in proud relief from the finely crafted fields. The eagle is just as bold, its ridged wings held aloft in flight. Several wispy abrasions are present that limit the grade. This is a handsome coin overall, one that is sure to garner considerable attention. Housed in a white Capital holder. (PCGS 9136) Brilliant Uncirculated to Choice Uncirculated
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