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: $1117.85 (7/8/2015)
Diameter: 34mm
Edge: Lettered; large letters.
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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
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 1640 1650 1660 1670 1680 1700 1710 1725 1740 1775 1810 1840 1950 2600 3850 15000 29000 95000 -
$ - - - - - - 1825 1900 2075 3250 4850 18500 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 132194
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 68


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8/26/1998 PCGS MS 63   Teletrade Auction 1080, 1080/Lot# 1915 $553.88
2/12/1999 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 1999 February Long Beach Sale #197, 197/Lot# 6573 $1,552.50
11/4/2004 NGC MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2004 November Palm Beach, FL Signature Sale #358, 358/Lot# 8979 $1,150.00
9/12/2005 NGC MS 63   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet-Only Auction #53, 58/Lot# 1359 $718.75
2/11/2007 PCGS MS 63   Goldberg February 11-14, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 39/Lot# 2642 $920.00
2/10/2008 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg February 10-13, 2008 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 44/Lot# 2626 $1,500.00
11/3/2010 NGC MS 64   Stack's Bowers The November 2010 Baltimore Auction, 44/Lot# 5479 $1,669.80
5/27/2012 PCGS MS 65   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 05/27/2012, 24/Lot# 54368 $2,146.10
9/2/2012 NGC MS 64   Bonhams Coins and Medals, 20038/Lot# 1144 $1,638.00


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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