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: $1443.03 (10/20/2019)
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: 8/7/2019

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1908 D MOTTO $20 MS
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Base $ 1480 1480 1480 1480 1500 1530 1550 1550 1600 1700 1750 2100 2375 2700 5000 22000 110000 - - -
$ - - - - - - 1800 2200 2400 3100 7000 31000 - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 2295
Low Grade: 40
Average Grade: 62
High Grade: 67

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NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 10/8/2019 1908 D MOTTO $20 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-----124626121192066185936038772---2295
---------------1-5----6
-------------12102-----15
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Total-----1246261211920661959561489122---2316
 -----0 %0 %0 %0 %1 %5 %1 %9 %27 %26 %27 %4 %1 %0 %--- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
11/11/2001 PCGS MS 63   Teletrade Auction 1504, 1504/Lot# 1060 $553.88
1/12/2005 NGC MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2005 Ft. Lauderdale FL. (FUN) Signature Sale #360, 360/Lot# 10092 $580.75
4/6/2006 PCGS MS 66   Heritage Auctions 2006 April Atlanta, GA (ANA) Signature Auction #402, 402/Lot# 2321 $18,400.00
5/28/2006 PCGS MS 64   Goldberg May 28-31, 2006 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 36/Lot# 4064 $1,840.00
12/3/2009 PCGS MS 62   Bonhams Coins and Banknotes, 17760/Lot# 1332 $1,755.00
9/22/2010 PCGS MS 65   Heritage Auctions 2010 September Long Beach, CA Signature US Coin Auction #1144, 1144/Lot# 5720 $5,750.00
3/31/2011 NGC MS 64   Stack's Bowers The March 2011 Baltimore Auction, 83/Lot# 7073 $1,667.50
8/7/2011 PCGS MS 64   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 08/07/2011, 130/Lot# 13468 $2,750.00
5/18/2014 PCGS MS 67   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 804, 813/Lot# 10292 $85,000.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1908 D $20 MS MOTTO
 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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