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PCGS Coins of the Month: 1907 Saint Gaudens Double Eagle Extremely High relief Inverted edge letters

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PCGS Coins of the Month: 1907 Saint Gaudens Double Eagle Extremely High relief Inverted edge letters


The 1907 Extremely High Relief Inverted Edge Letters Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle PCGS PR 69 is the Professional Grading Service’s (PCGS) Coin of the Month.

There will be debates for ever about which coin to declare the most popular, significant or desirable for investors and collectors. The Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle is undoubtedly the most beautiful of all United States gold coins. The 1907 Extremely High Relief Inverted Edge 20 is perhaps the most beautiful of those large gold coinage, produced from 1907 to 1933, and carrying the denomination $20. It was one of the earliest issues of the gold-type coins designed by Augustus Saint-Gaudens.

Double eagle reverse 1907, Extremely high relief inverted edge letters. Professional Coin Grading Service TrueView.

The Rarest Coin

The 1907 Extremely High Relief Inverted Edge Letters are incredibly rare. This is for a variety of reasons. One, there were very few made. U.S. Mint coinsters deemed it impossible to strike Saint-Gaudens’ double eagles as intended by the artist in high relief format. The dies were a challenge to work with and the production was time-consuming. Saint-Gaudens’ double eagle coin was redesigned with the relief lowered, allowing it to be struck in larger quantities.

Around 20 specimens, all with high relief, are thought to exist. A quarter of them are held by institutions. Private collectors are in fierce competition to buy the few remaining specimens. They pay a lot of money when they see one at auction. In an August 2023 Heritage Auctions’ offering, a flawless specimen graded proof-69 by Professional Coin Grading Service that was once owned by Louis Eliasberg or Harry Bass sold for $4 320,000.

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