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    1908-D No Motto Twenty, MS66
    Among the Finest Certified

    1908-D $20 No Motto MS66 PCGS. Type Two, Long Rays. In early 1908, the Mint slightly modified the obverse design of the double eagle, making the rays a trifle longer. This Long Rays subtype comprises the majority of the No Motto D-mint double eagles known. According to research by Roger Burdette, these pieces were likely struck during a short period between the second week of April and May 12th, 1908, when the final No Motto coins were delivered by the coiner at Denver.

    As a date, the 1908-D No Motto double eagle is plentiful through MS64, scarce in MS65, and rare finer. This Premium Gem is among the finest examples known. The strike is sharp, and vibrant satin luster displays warm orange-gold patina. The few small abrasions that determine the grade are restricted to the high points of the devices. On this piece, the mintmark is tilted sharply counterclockwise. Population: 14 in 66 (2 in 66+), 0 finer (10/17).(Registry values: N1)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 26F7, PCGS# 9143)

    Weight: 33.44 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper

    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    December, 2017
    7th-10th Thursday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 11
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    Saint-Gaudens Double Eagles as Illustrated by the Phillip H. Morse and Steven Duckor Collections
    Revised Edition by Roger Burdette, and edited by James L. Halperin and Mark Van Winkle

    Saint-Gaudens Double Eagles is an issue-by-issue examination of this 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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