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1907 Saint-gaudens Ultra High Relief Lettered Edge Double Eagle PCGS PR69

 
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 Posted 10/20/2019  8:21 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add basebal21 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Pity the motto wasn't on the high relief coins.

?Thoughts from anybody else?


Agreed. Should have been on them all
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 Posted 10/20/2019  9:25 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Alpha2814 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
There are other ways to balance the lettering at the top, e.g. the sun could be bigger or higher relief, or put the denomination down there.

This particular motto shouldn't be on any coins. Besides, between this, "E Pluribus Unum", "Liberty", "United States of America", and the often spelled-out denomination, there are way too many words. Mottos have become the NASCAR patches of numismatics.
Working on: Peace dollars (two to go), US type (early Bust era), Indian quarter eagles, Chinese pandas, and San Francisco tokens.

"Fear is the enemy of will. Will is what makes you take action; fear is what stops you, and makes you weak."
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10/20/2019 9:29 pm
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 Posted 10/20/2019  9:34 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add basebal21 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Mottos have become the NASCAR patches of numismatics.


You are entitled to your opinion but given that NASCAR was founded in the 1940s and Mottos had been around LONG before that seems like an inaccurate comparison.

The motto had been on coins long before the Ultra high relief and leaving it off was a change not the norm
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 Posted 10/20/2019  11:48 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Alpha2814 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
My comparison was about the visuals of too many things that someone decided to put there, not all of them directly related to the item itself.

It was an earlier change from the norm to put it on coins in the first place.
Working on: Peace dollars (two to go), US type (early Bust era), Indian quarter eagles, Chinese pandas, and San Francisco tokens.

"Fear is the enemy of will. Will is what makes you take action; fear is what stops you, and makes you weak."
-- Sinestro to (my avatar) Hal Jordan, "Green Lantern" (2011)
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10/20/2019 11:54 pm
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