Coin Specifications

Category: St. Gaudens $20 (1907-1933)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 4,271,551
Catalog: KM-127
Obverse Designer: Augustus Saint-Gaudens
Reverse Designer: Augustus Saint-Gaudens
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 33.436g
AGW: 0.9675oz
Melt Value: $1277.78 (7/26/2016)
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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1908 NO MOTTO $20 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 1525 1530 1535 1540 1550 1565 1575 1585 1625 1700 1775 1790 1825 1950 2500 3550 10500 29000 95000 -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 137499
Low Grade: PrAg
Average Grade: 63
High Grade: 68


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Auction Prices Realized

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Grade
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4/23/2001 NGC MS 63   Teletrade Auction 1429, 1429/Lot# 1936 $422.00
1/28/2004 PCGS MS 62   Heritage Auctions 2004 January Long Beach Signature Sale #342, 342/Lot# 7609 $575.00
1/29/2007 NGC MS 64   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 124, 129/Lot# 1639 $1,000.50
1/31/2010 PCGS AU 58   Goldberg January 31 - February 3, 2010 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 57/Lot# 2564 $1,236.25
2/22/2013 PCGS MS 67   Stack's Bowers The March 2013 Baltimore Auction, 181/Lot# 4328 $6,168.75
6/3/2013 PCGS MS 64   Bonhams Coins and Medals, 20971/Lot# 1303 $1,813.00
9/8/2013 PCGS MS 65   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 09/08/2013, 91/Lot# 134168 $2,387.00
6/3/2014 NGC MS 62   Stack's Bowers June 2014 Baltimore, 6021/Lot# 4626 $1,410.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1908 NO MOTTO $20 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base219722262233224022472254226122682274228522952308231923292352243327543260526478591197019167
22072228223522422249225622632270227822882299231223222337237925402923392861299229143690
0000002263227022782288229923122322233723792540292339286129922900
00000022662272228122922304231523262344240626473091459669941060000
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Grade: MS 67
Points: 6129
Owner: PetroKaz
 
Grade: MS 67
Points: 5264
Owner: Buck McGibbony
 
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