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1908 $20 Motto MS65 PCGS....

2012 August 2-5 US Coins Signature Auction- Philadelphia #1173

 
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Auction Ended On: Aug 3, 2012
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Location: Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Hotel
201 North 17th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

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1908 Twenty, MS65
Restored Motto
1908 $20 Motto MS65 PCGS. President Theodore Roosevelt opposed the inclusion of the motto IN GOD WE TRUST on our nation's coins, and purposely instructed Augustus Saint-Gaudens to omit those words on his new eagle and double eagle designs. However, a large number of citizens disagreed, and pressured commerce to restore the motto, which happened in 1908.
This representative of the With Motto design is a brilliant and highly lustrous Gem with splendid yellow surfaces and delicate green and rose overtones on each side. The surfaces are pristine with only trivial marks, as the grade suggests. Population: 60 in 65, 11 finer (6/12).(Registry values: N7079) (NGC ID# 26F8, PCGS# 9147)

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The Coinage of Augustus Saint-Gaudens as Illustrated by the Morse and Duckor Collections
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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