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: $1167.29 (3/4/2015)
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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Price Guide

Last Updated: 6/2/2014

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1908 D MOTTO $20 MS
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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Total Graded: 2185
Low Grade: 40
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 67

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Auction Prices Realized

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Sale / Lot
6/6/2001 PCGS MS 62   Teletrade Auction 1445, 1445/Lot# 1882 $448.38
9/17/2003 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2003 September Long Beach Signature Sale #330, 330/Lot# 8462 $4,600.00
2/20/2005 PCGS MS 63   Goldberg February 20-23, 2005 Pre-Long Beach Coin Auction, 28/Lot# 2604 $1,035.00
6/27/2005 NGC MS 61   David Lawrence Rare Coins Auction 43: The Cook Family Collection, 47/Lot# 1574 $977.50
2/10/2008 NGC MS 64   Goldberg February 10-13, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 44/Lot# 2634 $1,725.00
8/7/2011 PCGS MS 64   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 08/07/2011, 130/Lot# 13468 $2,750.00
5/30/2012 PCGS MS 65   Stack's Bowers The June 2012 Baltimore Auction, 137/Lot# 4450 $4,168.75
9/23/2013 PCGS MS 65   Bonhams Coins and Medals, 20992/Lot# 2088 $7,020.00
8/8/2014 PCGS MS 64   Stack's Bowers August 2014 Chicago ANA, 6014/Lot# 4433 $2,585.00

NGC Registry

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