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Lot 2621

1907 $20 St. Gaudens. High relief, wire rim. PCGS graded MS-63. Well struck and Frosty. Popular type coin. choice for the grade. A satiny beauty that approaches an even higher quality in all regards, especially to the unaided eye. Frosty yellow gold with a nod towards an olive cast. Wire rim details, caused by striking rather than design, around much of the rim. A very choice example of what some numismatists call Teddy Roosevelt's "pet" project, this beautiful medallic high relief specimen would do any double eagle collector proud (PCGS # 9135) .

Historic setting: In 1907, Hotel Astor coffee was thirty-five cents a pound, eggs were twenty-five cents a dozen, California ham eleven cents a pound. With this single $20 gold piece, you could have served a sumptuous breakfast to the entire Chicago Cubs baseball team (the winner of the 1907 World Series) and had enough to supply the losing Detroit Tigers team members from the leftovers!
Estimated Value $18,000 - 19,000.

Realized $20,700

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