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1908 Saint Gaudens "With Motto" Double Eagle Obverse     1908 Saint Gaudens "With Motto" Double Eagle Reverse
 


1908 $20 OR DOUBLE EAGLE - WITH "IN GOD WE TRUST"
ON REVERSE
(see also 1908 Double Eagle without
"IN GOD WE TRUST" on reverse
)

PCGS Nos: 9147, 9205

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 156,258
Proofs: 101

Designer: Augustus Saint-Gaudens (modified by Charles E. Barber)

Diameter: 34 millimeters

Metal content:
Gold - 90%
Other - 10% 

Weight: 516 grains (33.4 grams)

Edge: |******E|*PLURIBUS*|UNUM*****

Mintmark: None (for Philadelphia, PA) above the date)

Images courtesy of Heritage Numismatic Auctions

Significant examples:
Proof (illustrated above).  ex - Trompeter collection

Recent appearances:
NGC Proof-66 Matte.  Ex - Stack's "The University of Notre Dame Sale", March 20-21, 2001, Lot 1424, plated, sold for $37,950.00

PCGS MS-63.  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson Collection, Part I", February 16, 18-20, 2001, Lot 4184, "With Motto", not illustrated, sold for $949.00

NGC MS-62.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 7583, not illustrated, sold for $414.00

PCGS MS-62.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 8000, not illustrated, sold for $805.00

NGC MS-62.  Ex - Superior Galleries' "The ANA 2001 National Money Show Auction", March 8-9, 2001, Lot 940, sold for $517.50

About Uncirculated.  Ex - Stack's "The University of Notre Dame Sale", March 20-21, 2001, Lot 1425, not plated, sold for $316.25

Notes:
The finest Uncirculated examples graded by PCGS are 6 MS-66's.

The finest Proof example graded by PCGS is a single PR-66.

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"The PCGS Population Report, July 2003" by The Professional Coin Grading Service