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1908-P No Motto Saint-Gaudens $20 Gold Double Eagle MS65

$20 Gold Double Eagle

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Denomination Double Eagles
Series Saint-Gaudens
Composition Gold
Year 1908
Mint Philadelphia (P)
Grade Mint State
Mint State Score MS 65
Designation Condition Rarity
Certification PCGS, NGC

1908-P No Motto Saint-Gaudens $20 Gold Double Eagle MS65


The Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle, named after its designer Augustus Saint-Gaudens, was minted from 1907 to 1933. Often considered the most beautiful piece of coinage struck in American history, this Saint-Gaudens Gold Double Eagle is no exception. The first few series of Saint-Gaudens Double Eagles did not contain the motto "IN GOD WE TRUST", but due to public disapproval the motto was added to the coin in 1908. This stunning 1908-P ''No Motto'' Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle was struck at the Philadelphia Mint and has been graded Mint State 65. Out of all 1908-P Saint-Gaudens Gold Double Eagles stuck, less than 1% are in MS65 condition. With such a low Mint State 65 population, this coin is considered a Condition Rarity. Coins like this 1908-P Saint-Gaudens Gold Double Eagle became increasingly rare as a result of President Franklin D. Roosevelt signing Executive Order 6102 in 1933. This order sought to revive the American economy by recalling circulating American gold coins to be melted down.