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United States, 20 Dollars, 1907

 

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The eagle’s wing almost flies off the surface of the coin. While beautiful, this level of relief was still impractical for mass production. A slower press, with three blows per coin, was adapted to produce slightly over 12,000 of the coins.

 

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Along with the idea to produce beautiful new money, Theodore Roosevelt also had an idea about what should not appear on the money. Hence, the absence of “In God We Trust,” which Roosevelt felt was inappropriate.

 

 
 
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