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Coins / USA, 20 Double Eagle 1907 High Relief, wire edge Genuine AU Details PCGS

Lot 47
USA, $20 Double Eagle 1907 High Relief, wire edge Genuine AU Details PCGS
27 June 2022, 13:00 PDT
Los Angeles

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USA, $20 Double Eagle 1907 High Relief, wire edge Genuine AU Details PCGS

Boasting the expected depth of devices and rich orange-gold color throughout, the surfaces show scattered light marks from casual handling including a barely perceptible horizontal scratch near the center of the reverse. There are no digs or deep marks to disturb the majestic designs. Each of these High Relief coins was struck multiple times to bring up the full volume of the devices, as the depth of strike required to fill in the uppermost portions of the design on Liberty and the eagle were virtually beyond the capability of even the largest coining presses that could accommodate dies of this size. Success was at hand, but the realities of rapid coinage demands overtook the artist's designs, and soon a modified version was streaming off the coining presses for general circulation, coins which could be struck just once and still served in circulation for many years. (9135)

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