Coin Specifications

Category: St. Gaudens $20 (1907-1933)
Mint: Denver
Mintage: 349,500
Catalog: KM-131
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 33.4360g
AGW: 0.9675oz
Melt Value: $1233.37 (8/21/2014)
Diameter: 34mm
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1908 D MOTTO $20 MS obverse 1908 D MOTTO $20 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Jeff Garrett: At one time this issue was quite scarce in all levels of Mint State. Starting in the 1980s, however, rather sizeable groups of the date surfaced. Examples were found in the vaults of South American and European banks. Gem examples can be found with a bit of patience and several rather superb coins are known. I have seen at least 4 or 5 coins that would grade superb MS 67. The Eliasberg example is probably the finest known specimen. Coins of the issue are well struck with green-gold colorations.


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1908 D MOTTO $20 MS
  GVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 1640 1650 1660 1670 1680 1680 1700 1710 1725 1740 1760 1825 2000 2200 2975 6000 19000 107500 - - -
$ 1690 1710 1720 1735 1750 1770 1875 2100 2400 3750 8150 28500 136000 -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 2173
Low Grade: 40
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 67


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8/21/2001 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions Exclusively Internet Auction #21084, 21084/Lot# 4554 $440.00
5/28/2003 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2003 May Long Beach Signature Sale #324, 324/Lot# 6933 $3,910.00
6/27/2005 NGC MS 61   David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction 43: The Cook Family Collection, 47/Lot# 1574 $977.50
11/21/2005 PCGS MS 62   Teletrade Auction 2121, 2121/Lot# 2107 $756.00
8/8/2007 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions 2007 Milwaukee, WI (ANA) Signature Coin Auction #444, 444/Lot# 3444 $1,725.00
2/10/2008 NGC MS 64   Goldberg February 10-13, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 44/Lot# 2634 $1,725.00
2/22/2013 NGC MS 64   Stack's Bowers The March 2013 Baltimore Auction, 181/Lot# 8155 $2,706.03
9/23/2013 PCGS MS 65   Bonhams Coins and Medals, 20992/Lot# 2088 $7,020.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1908 D MOTTO $20 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base20022117212421392176220522122219225922852323234924452483259728704190628611536192193016145146
2040211921292151218522072214223222672297233123812457252126883310488880361409722866351560
000000221422322267229723312381245725212688331048888036140972286600
000000221622452276231023402413247025592779375055879786166582651300
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 3310
Owner: Paul's
 
Grade: MS 64
Points: 2870
Owner: ftrifilio5
 
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