Coin Specifications

Category: Saint-Gaudens $20 (1907-1933)
Mint: Denver
Mintage: 349,500
Obverse Designer: Augustus Saint-Gaudens
Reverse Designer: Augustus Saint-Gaudens
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 33.4400g
AGW: 0.9675oz
Melt Value: $1429.20 (12/16/2019)
Diameter: 34mm
Edge: Lettered
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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: 11/8/2019

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1908 D MOTTO $20 MS
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Base $ 1480 1480 1480 1510 1540 1570 1590 1590 1640 1750 1800 2175 2375 2700 5000 22000 110000 - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 2290
Low Grade: 40
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 67

The chart showing 40 series, 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series, 64 series, 65 series, 66 series, 67 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 12/10/2019 1908 D MOTTO $20 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-----124626121192066165926018772---2290
---------------1-5----6
-------------121021----16
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Total-----1246261211920661759461289132---2312
 -----0 %0 %0 %0 %1 %5 %1 %9 %27 %26 %26 %4 %1 %0 %--- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
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
11/2/2008 PCGS MS 64   Heritage Auctions Sunday Internet Coin Auction #68112, 68112/Lot# 62652 $1,955.00
12/3/2009 PCGS MS 62   Bonhams Coins and Banknotes, 17760/Lot# 1332 $1,755.00
1/9/2013 NGC MS 63   Heritage Auctions 2013 January 9-13 US Coin FUN Signature Auction - Orlando Session(9), 1181/Lot# 13427 $2,232.50
2/22/2013 NGC MS 64   Stack's Bowers The March 2013 Baltimore Auction, 181/Lot# 8155 $2,706.03
4/14/2013 PCGS MS 64   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 04/14/2013, 70/Lot# 91638 $2,695.00
5/6/2013 PCGS MS 64   Teletrade Auction 3429, 3429/Lot# 2523 $2,300.00
9/25/2013 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2013 September 25 - 29 US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(4), 1189/Lot# 5461 $1,762.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1908 D MOTTO $20 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base22122226223322402247225422612268227422852295231223522464258530454217701412664192203016145146
2217222822352242224922562263227022782288230123252389250427383436514988971484922867351560
000000226322702278228823012325238925042738343651498897148492286700
0000002266227222812292230623392427254528923826608210781170352651400
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Grade: MS 64
Points: 3436
Owner: Paul's
 
Grade: MS 64
Points: 3045
Owner: ftrifilio5
 
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