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    Choice Matte Proof 1908 Double Eagle

    1908 $20 Motto PR64 PCGS. While a few matte or satin proof eagles and double eagles were produced in 1907, almost all matte and satin proof gold pieces were coined from 1908 to 1915. All proof 1908 double eagles were the new With Motto design, and these pieces typically have a matte or sandblast surface. Usually described with khaki-green color, this example has considerable mustard-yellow color with hints of rose toning. The surfaces have a few tiny abrasions on each side, fully consistent with the grade. This is a pleasing example with excellent eye appeal. Population: 15 in 64, 9 finer (1/07).(Registry values: N7079) (NGC ID# 26GV, PCGS# 9205)

    Weight: 33.44 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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    March, 2007
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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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