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1907 "High Relief"  Saint Gaudens Double Eagle Obverse     1907 "High Relief"  Saint Gaudens Double Eagle Reverse
  


1907 SAINT GAUDENS
DOUBLE EAGLE OR $20 GOLD
(compare with
1907 Liberty Head Double Eagle)

Mintage:
Circulation strikes: 372,917
Proofs: estimated 40-50

Designer: Augustus Saint-Gaudens, modified later in the year by Charles E. Barber

Diameter: ±34 millimeters

Metal content:
Gold - 90%
Other - 10% 

Weight: ±516 grains (±33.4 grams)

Edge: see Varieties

Mintmark: None (for Philadelphia) above the date

Images courtesy of Heritage Numismatic Auctions

Varieties:
Ultra-high relief
High relief, Roman numerals, knife rim
 
High relief, Roman numerals, flat rim 
Arabic numerals

Notes:
Read the Mint Director's story of how these remarkable coins came to be

The finest 1907 Saint Gaudens Double Eagle graded by PCGS is a single MS-69 High Relief - Wire Edge.

Significant examples:
See individual varieties

Recent appearances:
See individual varieties

NGC Proof-67.  Ex – American Numismatic Rarities, LLC’s “The Classics Sale,” July 25, 2003 , Lot 804, "MCMVII (1907) Saint-Gaudens, High Relief, Wire Rim", illustrated, sold for $98,900.00

PCGS MS-65.  Ex – American Numismatic Rarities, LLC’s “The Classics Sale,” July 25, 2003 , Lot 805, "MCMVII (1907) Saint-Gaudens, High Relief, Wire Rim", illustrated, sold for $27,600.00  From the Luther A. Breck Collection

PCGS MS-65.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "The ANA 2001 National Money Show Auction", March 8-9, 2001, Lot 937, sold for $1,552.50

MS-63, or so with extremely hairlines barely detectable in the central portion of the eagle's wing.  Ex – American Numismatic Rarities, LLC’s “The Classics Sale,” July 25, 2003 , Lot 806, "MCMVII (1907) Saint-Gaudens, High Relief, Wire Rim", illustrated, sold for $14,950.00

NGC MS-62.  Ex – American Numismatic Rarities, LLC’s “The Classics Sale,” July 25, 2003 , Lot 807, "MCMVII (1907) Saint-Gaudens, High Relief, Wire Rim", illustrated, sold for $9,200.00

NGC MS-62.  Ex – American Numismatic Rarities, LLC’s “The Classics Sale,” July 25, 2003 , Lot 808, "MCMVII (1907) Saint-Gaudens, High Relief, Flat Rim", illustrated, sold for $10,350.00

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"The PCGS Population Report, July 2003" by The Professional Coin Grading Service

 
 

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