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    1908-D Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle, MS65
    Long Rays, No Motto Variant

    1908-D $20 No Motto MS65 PCGS. Both Short Rays and Long Rays varieties exist for the 1908-D No Motto twenties, as opposed to the 1908-D With Motto coins, which all have Long Rays. Research by Roger Burdette indicates approximately 40% of the 1908-D No Motto survivors have the 1908 Long Rays redesign by Charles Barber. Typically, the Long Rays coins are better-struck than the Short Rays coins.

    The present coin is a sharply defined and attractive piece with vibrant cartwheel luster and interspersed areas of orange, reddish-gold, and canary-yellow toning. The eagle's breast feathers show full details. A few shallow field lines beneath LIBERTY are the sole marks of note. PCGS reports just 13 numerically finer pieces (9/16).
    From The Cherny Collection.(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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    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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