1908-P With Motto Saint-Gaudens Gold Double Eagle MS64

$5,795.00
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Product Code
C6800
More Information
Denomination Double Eagles
Series Saint-Gaudens
Composition Gold
Year 1908
Mint Philadelphia (P)
Grade Mint State
Mint State Score MS 64
Certification PCGS

1908-P With Motto Saint-Gaudens Gold Double Eagle MS64

Description

This stunning 1908 Saint-Gaudens Gold Double Eagle comes from the series` second year of issue and has a low mintage of just 156,258. In addition to that, it is graded in Choice Uncirculated Mint State 64 condition. Of the total mintage of 1908 With Motto Saint-Gaudens, only 1,150 have been graded MS64.

Due to President Theodore Roosevelt`s dislike of U.S. coinage at the time, he employed the famed sculptor, Augustus Saint-Gaudens to redesign the Double Eagle. This second year of issue 1908 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagles contains the motto "In God We Trust." The original 1907 design of this coin did not contain the motto, but due to public disapproval, the motto was added to the coins in 1908. Years later, in 1933, Franklin Delano Roosevelt initiated Executive Order 6102, which recalled gold from the American public in order to be melted down. As a result of this executive order, rare gold coins like the 1908 Saint-Gaudens became drastically more difficult to find.