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Challenge #21 in the How we see things. series. Hosted by kw5kw.
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1907 high relief $20 gold "double eagle"
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The Saint-Gaudens double eagle is named for the designer, Augustus Saint-Gaudens, one of the premier sculptors in American history. Theodore Roosevelt imposed upon him in his last few years to redesign the nation's coinage at the beginning of the 20th century. St. Gaudens' work on the high-relief $20 gold piece is considered to be one of the most extraordinary pieces of art on any American coin. The mint eventually insisted on a low-relief version, as the high-relief coin took up to eleven strikes to bring up the details and didn't stack correctly for banking purposes. Only 12,367 of these coins were struck in 1907.
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Submitted: Thursday, 1st March, 2012 01:10 (GMT)
Taken: Wednesday, 29th February, 2012
Focal length: 180 mm
Shutter speed: 250 sec
Aperture: F11
ISO: 100
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