A ‘Deep Dish’ $20 1907 High Relief
- Published: Jan 16, 2019, 8 AM
Legend Rare Coin Auctions’ final online Premier Session auction on Dec. 16 offered a range of lightly circulated rare gold coins, including a double eagle that did not sell in the auction.
The About Uncirculated 58 1907 Saint-Gaudens, High Relief, Wire Rim gold $20 double eagle graded by Professional Coin Grading Service and bearing a green Certified Acceptance Corp. sticker is a desirable coin not often seen in this grade.
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Legend wrote, “This piece totally displays the famous ‘deep dish’ look” that collectors want when adding a High Relief “Saint” to their collections, along with ample remaining luster.
A light bit of wear is seen on the high points of both sides, specifically Liberty’s legs and chest on the obverse and on the highest eagle’s feathers on the reverse. The worn areas are slightly lighter than the unworn areas, which creates a contrast that is hard to photograph.
Legend wrote, “Do know we had some trouble imaging it as it is far nicer in person,” seemingly anticipating that bidders may have some reservations despite the assurances that the CAC sticker provided.
Even so, it went unsold with an estimate of $11,500 to $12,500.
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