1907 P Saint Gaudens Gold $20 Double Eagle : High Relief - Roman Numerals MCMVII - Plain Edge

No Motto - In God We Trust

Mintage: 1
Minted at: Philadelphia

Designer - Engraver: Augustus Saint Gaudens
Metal Composition: 90% Gold - 10% Copper

Diameter: 34 mm
Mass / Weight: 33.44 grams

What this coin looks like (obverse, reverse, mint mark location, special features, etc.):
1907 High Relief Plain Edge - Saint Gaudens $20 Gold Double Eagle - Twenty Dollars
The 1907 High Relief "Plain Edge" $20 Gold Saint Gaudens Double Eagle is actually a unique coin and is extremely valuable. The "High Relief" coins are supposed to have lettered edges with the words "E PLURIBUS UNUM" along with stars on the edge. The coin is supposed to be struck three times to get the high relief quality. The coin is struck two times with a blank collar on the edge of the coin (to prevent the lettered edge from getting distorted after each strike). It was only on the third strike that the Mint operator would replace the blank collar with the lettered collar so the words would be struck into the edge of the coin. Due to operator error - this unique coin is actually incomplete as it was struck only twice and never got the third strike with the lettered collar - which resulted in a coin with a plain edge. This particular coin also features a partial wire rim. Only one coin is known to exist - although it is possible that others could still be out there. Source of example image above is courtesy of Stack's.
Coin valuation chart: Typical coin prices, values and worth per grade or condition - in USD
Good
(G-4)
Very Good
(VG-8)
Fine
(F-12)
Very Fine
(VF-20)
Extremely Fine
(EF-40)
About Uncirculated
(AU-50)
Uncirculated
(MS-60)
Uncirculated
(MS-63)
Proof
(PR-69)
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MELT VALUE: $1137.33


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