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A month after the first 1907 Ultra High Relief Double Eagle coins had been struck, the Mint director requested two examples struck for the Mint Cabinet. Since the reverse die broke after the first run of coins was produced, another was prepared using a new collar which had differences in the lettering and arrangement of the stars.
In December, the new Mint director requested that additional coins be made, for the designer, the Secretary, the President and himself. Presumably because President Roosevelt already had one, only three were struck, leaving none available for the widow of Saint-Gaudens. The following year, she was given one of the two from the Mint Cabinet. This coin is identified by the initials ASG engraved on the edge, possibly added by Augustus Saint-Gaudens to differentiate it from another on loan for display at the ANS. (At the time, the practice of marking coins was not considered devaluing.)