Coin Specifications

Category: Saint-Gaudens $20 (1907-1933)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 4,271,551
Obverse Designer: Augustus Saint-Gaudens
Reverse Designer: Augustus Saint-Gaudens
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 33.4400g
AGW: 0.9675oz
Melt Value: $1998.45 (8/6/2020)
Diameter: 34mm
Edge: Lettered
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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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Last Updated: 7/27/2020

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1908 NO MOTTO $20 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 1900 1900 1900 1900 1900 1900 1900 1900 1900 2000 2050 2100 2150 2250 2450 2900 6500 19500 95000 -
$ - - - - - - - 2100 2150 2250 2500 3500 11500 -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 147967
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 68

The chart showing PrAg series, G series, VG series, F series, VF series, 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, 68 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 8/4/2020 1908 NO MOTTO $20 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base1---112773747740450973053151961384291351961551178160--147967
---------------39166---34
-------------741304901457---594
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Total1---112773747740450973053852002387361361863161191160--148595
 0%---0%0%0%0%0%0%0%0%3%21%35%26%9%4%1%0%-- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1908 NO MOTTO $20 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base225022682274227822812285228822922295230223192352243324482495255526142960429067531197012893
22562270227522792282228622892293229723082330237924382464251525752729340351118492122780
0000002289229322972308233023792438246425152575272934035111849200
00000022912294230023132341240624432479253525942845384759321023100
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Grade: MS 68
Points: 6753
Owner: Flinders Petrie
 
Grade: MS 67
Points: 4290
Owner: Buck McGibbony
 
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