Coin Specifications

Category: St. Gaudens $20 (1907-1933)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 4,271,551
Catalog: KM-127
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 33.4360g
AGW: 0.9675oz
Melt Value: $1257.27 (4/17/2014)
Diameter: 34mm
Edge: Lettered; large letters.
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1908 NO MOTTO $20 MS obverse 1908 NO MOTTO $20 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Jeff Garrett: After some struggles in 1907 producing gold coins, the United States Mint got the ball rolling in 1908. The 1908 No Motto Double Eagle is one of the most common issues of the series. Large numbers were sent to European banks and a steady supply of the issue has been flowing back to the states for decades. An incredible hoard of the date was discovered in the 1990s by Ron Gillio. There were 19,900 pieces and most were Choice to Gem in condition. Temporarily stored in a Wells Fargo Bank vault, the coins were named “The Wells Fargo Hoard.” Luckily for Type coin collectors, the short lived “No Motto” design may be easily obtained. The 1908 No Motto is the only date of the series after 1907 to have been certified as MS 69.


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1908 NO MOTTO $20 MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 1490 1500 1510 1550 1560 1560 1570 1580 1600 1620 1650 1660 1680 1710 1840 2550 3650 9500 23000 84500 -
$ 1675 1690 1700 1725 1750 1775 1790 1800 1910 2050 2900 4250 11750 -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 132602
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 68


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4/27/2014 MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2014 April 23 - 27 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(7), 1204/Lot# 7037
4/27/2014 MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2014 April 23 - 27 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(7), 1204/Lot# 7038
4/27/2014 MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2014 April 23 - 27 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(7), 1204/Lot# 7039
4/27/2014 MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2014 April 23 - 27 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(9), 1204/Lot# 11409
4/27/2014 MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2014 April 23 - 27 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(9), 1204/Lot# 11405
4/27/2014 MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2014 April 23 - 27 CSNS US Coin Signature Auction - Chicago Session(9), 1204/Lot# 11408


Auction Prices Realized

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9/29/2004 PCGS MS 64   Teletrade Auction 1942, 1942/Lot# 2095 $715.00
11/12/2007 NGC MS 65   David Lawrence Rare Coins Monday - Internet Auction # 194, 200/Lot# 1326 $1,322.50
5/25/2008 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg May 25-27, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 47/Lot# 4841 $1,150.00
7/30/2008 PCGS AU 58   Heritage Auctions 2008 July-August Baltimore, MD (ANA) US Coin Signature Auction #1114, 1114/Lot# 10780 $690.00
9/4/2011 NGC MS 67   Goldberg September 4-6, 2011 The Pre-Long Beach Auction, 65/Lot# 2187 $7,043.75
9/23/2012 PCGS MS 66   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 09/23/2012, 41/Lot# 75469 $3,701.50
2/22/2013 PCGS MS 67   Stack's Bowers The March 2013 Baltimore Auction, 181/Lot# 4329 $6,168.75
7/27/2013 NGC MS 68   Stack's Bowers The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money , 192/Lot# 4608 $15,275.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1908 NO MOTTO $20 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base200221172124213921762205221222192229223622472254228123022394247626653154513277511150119167
20402119212921512185220722142222223122392249226322882332242125392828381360059001140560
0000002214222222312239224922632288233224212539282838136005900100
00000022162225223322432251227222952363244826022991447268781025100
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Grade: MS 67
Points: 5132
Owner: Buck McGibbony
 
Grade: MS 67
Points: 5132
Owner: Buck McGibbony
 
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