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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 -
"HIGH RELIEF" - FLAT RIM

PCGS No: 9136

Images courtesy of Heritage Numismatic Auctions

Notes:
The 1907 High Relief $20 Gold Piece was designed by the noted American sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens at the request of President Theodore Roosevelt.  "High Relief" refers to the depth of the details which, on this coin, are much deeper than usual, giving the coin an impressive medallic appearance.  "High Reliefs" come in several varieties: the extremely rare Ultra-High Relief and the more common Flat Rim and Knife (or Wire) Rim variants.  Saint-Gaudens' obverse design was considered so beautiful and so popular that it was re-used on the gold bullion coins struck by the U.S. Mint beginning in 1986.

The finest Uncirculated "High Relief, Flat Edge" example graded by PCGS is a single MS-68.  No Proof examples have been graded by PCGS.

Significant examples:
NGC Proof-66.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "The ANA 2001 National Money Show Auction", March 8-9, 2001, Lot 934, unsold  One of the extremely rare Proofs of this type

Recent appearances:
NGC MS-65.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 7982, illustrated, sold for $24,725.00  From the Violet Bancroft Collection

Choice Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "The University of Notre Dame Sale", March 20-21, 2001, Lot 1407, plated, sold for $16,100.00

PCGS MS-62.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part III", May 21, 2001, Lot 407, illustrated, sold for $8,625.00

"Choice About Uncirculated".  Stack's 12/2003: 1133, $8,350.00

AU-58.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Rarities Sale", January 3, 2001, Lot 588, illustrated, sold for $10,350.00

AU-58.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part III", May 21, 2001, Lot 409, illustrated, sold for $7,590.00

AU-58.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Lake Geneva Sale", June 28-29, 2001, Lot 1460, illustrated, sold for $6,900.00

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