1908 $20 Motto PR67 NGC....
First Matte Proof Issue
Classic 20th Century Rarity
At the PR67 level, the 1908 is a very rare issue. Currently, NGC has certified 10 examples in Superb Gem condition, with two specimens finer, while PCGS has graded no coin finer than PR66 (7/11). This is only the fourth time Heritage has been privileged to handle a 1908 in PR67. The auction record for this issue is held by the magnificent PR67 NGC specimen in lot 6554 of the Phillip H. Morse Collection (Heritage, 11/2005), which realized $97,750.
The present coin is a spectacular Superb Gem, with the razor-sharp definition expected of a matte proof. The surfaces are an attractive khaki-gold color, with a coarse, nonreflective matte finish. No contact marks or shiny spots are visible to the naked eye. This offering represents a landmark opportunity for the Saint-Gaudens specialist.
From The Oliver Collection.(Registry values: N10218) (NGC ID# 26GV, PCGS# 9205)
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Revised Edition by James L. Halperin, Mark R. Borckardt, Mark Van Winkle, Jon Amato, and Gregory J. Rohan, with special contributor David W. Akers
The Coinage of Augustus Saint-Gaudens is an issue-by-issue examination of these two artistically inspired series of gold coins.
Each date and mintmark is reviewed with up-to-date information, much of which has never been previously published. The book is based on
two extraordinary collections: The Phillip H. Morse collection and the Dr. and Mrs. Steven L. Duckor collection.
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