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    1908-D No Motto Double Eagle, MS65
    Sole Mintmarked No Motto Twenty

    1908-D $20 No Motto MS65 PCGS. CAC. Of the two branch mints to strike double eagles in 1908, only Denver produced twenties with the No Motto reverse design, as San Francisco's limited mintage of 22,000 pieces came entirely after the legally mandated switch. While Denver put out a fair number of No Motto pieces, almost two-thirds of a million of the coins, the date is a great condition rarity above the Gem level. MS65 pieces like this one are more accessible, albeit at a price. The coin has satiny, slightly granular luster and a full strike. The obverse shows even orange-gold color, while that hue shows lilac variations on the reverse. The surfaces are clean for the grade. PCGS has graded just 10 numerically finer examples (1/15).
    Ex: Chicago Signature (Heritage, 8/2011), lot 7686.(Registry values: N4719) (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.

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    Feb-Mar, 2015
    26th-1st Thursday-Sunday
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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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