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1907 SAINT GAUDENS DOUBLE EAGLE -
"HIGH RELIEF" - KNIFE RIM

1907 "High Relief" Saint Gaudens Double Eagle - Knife Rim Obverse     1907 "High Relief" Saint Gaudens Double Eagle - Knife Rim Reverse
  


1907 SAINT GAUDENS
DOUBLE EAGLE -
"HIGH RELIEF" - KNIFE RIM

PCGS No: 9135

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, Wire Edge" example graded by PCGS is a single MS-69.  No Proof examples have been graded by PCGS.

Significant examples:
NGC Proof-67.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "The ANA 2001 National Money Show Auction", March 8-9, 2001, Lot 933, "Low Knife Rim", unsold

Recent appearances:
NGC Proof-63.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The California Sale", October 2-3, 2000, Lot 1231, sold for $31,050.00

NGC MS-66.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s, "Summer 2001 Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 9332, plated, sold for $40,250.00

"Gem Brilliant Uncirculated".  Stack's 12/2003: 1130, $42,000.00

PCGS MS-65.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries "The Rarities Sale", July 31, 2002, Lot 903, illustrated, sold for $23,000.00

PCGS MS-65.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 954, illustrated, sold for $57,500.00  Purchased from the Goliad Corporation, April 1980

PCGS MS-65.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The California Sale", October 2-3, 2000, Lot 1232, sold for $24,150.00

NGC MS-65.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Rarities Sale", January 3, 2001, Lot 586, illustrated, not sold

NGC MS-65.  Offered by North American Certified Trading in the October 22, 2001 issue of Coin World for $31,950.00

PCGS MS-65.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 7981, illustrated, sold for $28,750.00  From the Violet Bancroft Collection

Gem Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "The Marvin Taichert Collection of U.S. Type Coins", May 9, 2001, Lot 151, plated, sold for $17,250.00  Purchased privately from Lester Merkin on July 23, 1989

PCGS MS-64.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 955, illustrated, sold for $29,900.00  

PCGS MS-64.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "The ANA 2001 National Money Show Auction", March 8-9, 2001, Lot 935, sold for $18,400.00

NGC MS-64.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "The ANA 2001 National Money Show Auction", March 8-9, 2001, Lot 936, "Low Knife Edge", sold for $14,375.00

PCGS MS-64.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s, "Summer 2001 Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 9327, plated, sold for $25,875.00

NGC MS-64.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s, "Summer 2001 Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 9328, plated, sold for $13,800.00

PCGS MS-64.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s, "Summer 2001 Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 9329, plated, sold for $16,100.00  From the collection of Dr. Joseph M. Seventko

PCGS MS-64.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s, "Summer 2001 Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 9330, plated, sold for $13,800.00

PCGS MS-64.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s, "Summer 2001 Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 9331, plated, sold for $13,972.50

PCGS MS-64.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 7579, illustrated, sold for $16,100.00

PCGS MS-64.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 7580, illustrated, not sold

PCGS MS-63.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries, "The Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection, Part IV Sale", November 20-21, 2000, Lot 956, illustrated, sold for $10,350.00  Purchased from Julian Leidman, February1972, Lot 822

PCGS MS-63.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s, "Summer 2001 Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 9325, plated, sold for $10,925.00

NGC MS-63.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s, "Summer 2001 Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 9326, plated, sold for $9,775.00  From the Clyde Godfrey Collection

PCGS MS-63.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Rarities Sale", January 3, 2001, Lot 587, illustrated, sold for $11,500.00

NGC MS-63.   Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 578, illustrated, sold for $12,075.00

PCGS MS-63. Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 7979, illustrated, sold for $14,950.00  From the Conrad Sommers Collection

PCGS MS-63.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 7980, illustrated, sold for $11,500.00  From the Judge Thomas Butt Collection

Choice Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex- Stack's "The September Sale", September 12-13, 2000, Lot 1849, sold for $19,550.00

PCGS MS-62.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 1585, illustrated, sold for $8,625.00

PCGS MS-62.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part III", May 21, 2001, Lot 408, illustrated, sold for $8,625.00

MS-62, Lightly cleaned.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 5734, illustrated, sold for $9,913.00

NGC MS-62.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 7577, illustrated, sold for $9,775.00

MS-60 plus.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "The California Sale", October 2-3, 2000, Lot 1233, sold for $9,200.00

MS-60 Plus, Cleaned.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 4169, "High relief, Roman numerals, wire rim", illustrated, sold for $6,900.00

"Brilliant Uncirculated". Stack's 12/2003: 1131, $12,000.00

"Brilliant Uncirculated".  Stack's 12/2003: 1132, $14,000.00

Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1917, plated, sold for $6,670.00

Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "65th Anniversary Sale", October 17-19, 2000, Lot 1918, plated, sold for $7,762.50

Brilliant Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "The University of Notre Dame Sale", March 20-21, 2001, Lot 1408, plated, sold for $8,510.00

NGC AU-58.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s, "Summer 2001 Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 9324, plated, sold for $6,037.50  From the Dr. Robert W. Dingle Collection

PCGS AU-58.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 1586, illustrated, sold for $6,900.00

PCGS AU-58.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 1587, illustrated, sold for $5,750.00

PCGS AU-55.  Ex - Superior Galleries "Pre-Long Beach" Elite Coin Auction, May 25-27, 2003, Lot 3853, sold for $9,200.00

Net AU-55, Burnished.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coin & Collectibles' "The Fairchild Family Trust Collection Sale", May 28-30, 2001, Lot 1588, illustrated, sold for $4,370.00

AU-50.  Ex - Bowers & Merena Galleries' "The Cabinet of Lucien M. LaRiviere, Part II", March 15-17, 2001, Lot 293, sold for $8,625.00

ANACS Net VF-30, AU Details, Jewelry.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s, "Summer 2001 Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 9323, not plated, sold for $3,451.15

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