1907 High Relief $20.00 NGC MS65 CAC

Wire Edge variety Is there a coin that says "my collection is world-class" more than a Gem quality High Relief? No, they aren't "rare" as hundreds exist but they are highly desirable and always in demand. And what of this example? It is housed in an older NGC holder and it is superb. The surfaces are intensely lustrous and display uncommonly rich lemon hues. What is most impressive, to my eyes, is the fact that this coin lacks the rub of the knee and breast of Liberty that is seen on nearly all High Reliefs; even pieces that grade MS65 and MS66. A few very small marks in the left obverse field keep this from an otherwise-plausible higher grade and the eye appeal is higher than nearly any High Relief graded MS65 that I have seen in a long time. This coin truly has it all as far as High reliefs go: great eye appeal, residence in an older holder (assurance, in this case, that it hasn't been "messed" with) and a CAC sticker. Let's dwell on this last point for a second. To date, 447 High Reliefs have been graded MS65 by NGC and PCGS combined. Assuming that there are a number of regrades, let's say that there 300 or so MS65 coins. To date, only 30 have been approved by CAC. Accounting for the fact that many have not been sent to CAC yet, it is still likely that no more than 75-100 of these coins will ever be stickered. That's a real consideration when you are searching for the "right" High Relief for your collection. An exciting offering for the collector who wants to own a truly beautiful coin.

CAC has approved 30 in this grade with 19 finer.