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Lot 4482

1907 $20 St. Gaudens. High relief, wire rim. PCGS graded MS-66 PQ. Lovely golden toning. boldly struck and choice for the grade. Indeed, this is truly an enthrallingly beautiful example of the prized High Relief issue, a smooth, satiny gem richly lustrous with yellow surfaces. There is a nuance of pale olive iridescence as well. Nearly all 1907 High Reliefs come sharp and appealing, except for the fact that many were later mishandling and received a few marks and rim problems. This is a coin that shows the much heralded Saint-Gaudens design to its fullest, with serene perfection in the luster and a virtual absence of contact signs. About the only one we can find for you to act as an identifier is a small tick on the left leg thigh. The eagle is virtually perfect! A coin type that has been appreciated since the time of inception by numismatists for its strikingly original theme as well as for the prestige that comes with owning a specimen. MCMVII High Relief double eagles were struck in limited numbers due to the painstaking process required to manufacture them. Only the most serious buyers can afford one in high standing such as this MS66. Not to be confused with the steady stream of specimens of the date ranging from Very Fine and Extremely Fine thru About Uncirculated. When a sterling gem such as this comes up for bid, the level of excitement in the room becomes palpable. Pop 64; 20 finer; 16 in 67; 3 in 68; 1 in 69. (PCGS # 9135) .
Estimated Value $70,000 - 80,000.
Ohringer Family Trust Holdings.

Realized $85,100

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