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Obverse of 1908-S Double Eagle - With Motto     Reverse of 1908-S Double Eagle - With Motto


1908-S $20 OR DOUBLE EAGLE

PCGS No: 9149

Mintage:

Circulation strikes: 22,000
Proofs: 0

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: "S" (for San Francisco, CA) above the date)

Images courtesy of Superior Galleries

Recent appearances:
PCGS MS-66 (illustrated above).  Ex - Superior Galleries' "The ANA 2001 National Money Show Auction", March 8-9, 2001, Lot 942, plated, unsold

PCGS MS-63.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 7585, illustrated, sold for $12,075.00

PCGS MS-61.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s, "Summer 2001 Long Beach Signature Sale", May 31-June 2, 2001, Lot 9357, plated, sold for $4,255.00

ANACS MS-60.  Ex - Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "Philadelphia 2000 Signature Sale", August 6-7, 2000, Lot 7584, illustrated, not sold

PCGS MS-60.  Ex- Heritage Numismatic Auctions, Inc.'s "October 2000 Long Beach Sale" October 5-7, 2000, Lot 8002, illustrated, sold for $5,635.00  From the Conrad Sommers Collection

EF-45.  Ex - Bowers and Merena Galleries' Robert W. Schwan Collection Sale, October 26-27, 2000, Lot 2673, sold for $862.50

Notes:
The finest examples graded by PCGS are 3 MS-67's.

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