Since its creation the High Relief $20 has pulled on the heart strings of coin collectors across the globe. It was President Theodore Roosevelt’s intention to send tingles down the spine of anyone who would be looking at America’s coinage for the first time. In one quick glance you could see all that America symbolized on a single work of monetary art.
Of the 11,000 or so High Reliefs struck in 1907, few possess the necessary characteristics to be classified as Proofs. These are from the earliest die state, prepared specially using the same collar that struck the 7-figure Ultra High Relief and exhibiting a satiny luster.