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1907 20 Dollar Gold Saint Gaudens High Relief PCGS MS63 Wire Edge
First-Year High-Relief, Wire-Edge Double Eagles!
Considered by many to be the most beautiful coin ever struck, the U.S. $20 Gold Double Eagle was designed by Augustus Saint-Gaudens. Unfortunately, he never lived to see it completed -- Saint-Gaudens died three months before production began. Once it was struck though, it was obvious that the Double Eagle represented the epitome of coin design in the early 20th century.
However, there was one thing that needed to be changed. While the first batch of coins were immaculately struck in 1907 by the "mother mint" in Philadelphia -- some coins receiving as many as seven strikes from the intricately carved dies -- the pressure was ever so slightly too much for the machinery to handle. The result was gold squeezing up around the sides of the die, resulting in a noticeable wire edge or rim. After only a few thousand Double Eagles were struck, the mint swapped out the dies for ones that would strike the coins in lower relief, eliminating the wire edge for a "flat rim" appearance.
Struck in 90% pure gold, this magnificent coin is one of those first few thousand to feature Saint-Gaudens' design struck in the intended high-relief, complete with a raised wire edge that runs around the entirety of the coin. It comes graded by Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) as being in impressive Mint State-63 (MS63) condition, sonically sealed in an acrylic holder to preserve it for a lifetime. Don't pass up this incredible opportunity to own a high-relief, first-year date of what may be the most beautiful coin ever struck!
|Year of Issue||1907|
|Mint Name||U.S. Mint|
|Coin Weight||33.43 Grams - g|