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    1908 No Motto Double Eagle Brass Dies Trial
    Unique Judd-1924, Poor 1

    1908 $20 No Motto Double Eagle, Judd-1924, Pollock-2009, R.8, Poor 1 PCGS. A dies trial from the regular-issue Saint-Gaudens No Motto double eagle dies. Struck in brass with a lettered edge. This piece was passed through rollers after striking, flattening both sides and producing the distinct oval shape. Although now virtually without any relief, except for the edges, which are sharp, the design elements remain mostly visible. The Poor 1 assessment is somewhat arbitrary; the piece is as-made and never circulated, not to mention it is unique. A highly important offering for pattern collectors and Saint-Gaudens enthusiasts.
    Ex: Possibly Stephen K. Nagy; Possibly 1958 ANA Sale; Byron White; Kissel and Victoria Collections (Bowers and Merena, 9/1989), lot 2596; Scotsman (10/2005).
    From The Collection of William Rau. (PCGS# 11096)


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    April, 2018
    25th-29th Wednesday-Sunday
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