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1907 High Relief St Gaudens Wire Edge $20 NGC MS66

President Teddy Roosevelt was quite dissatisfied with US coinage and in 1906 hired sculptor Augustus St. Gaudens to redesign all US coinage for a $5,000 fee. He managed to finish the designs for the Eagle and Double Eagle before dying of Cancer in August 1907. The first version have Ultra High Relief with only 22 minted most likely as a pattern... more