1908 $20 Motto MS65-
The Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle, named after its designer Augustus Saint-Gaudens, was minted from 1907 to 1933. Often considered the most beautiful piece of coinage struck in American history, this Saint-Gaudens Gold Double Eagle is no exception. The first few series of Saint-Gaudens Double Eagles did not contain the motto "IN GOD WE TRUST", but due to public disapproval the motto was added to the coin in 1908. This stunning 1908-P “No Motto” Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle was struck at the Philadelphia Mint and has been graded Mint State 65. Out of all 1908-P Saint-Gaudens Gold Double Eagles stuck, less than 1% are in MS65 condition. With such a low Mint State 65 population, this coin is considered a Condition Rarity. Coins like this 1908-P Saint-Gaudens Gold Double Eagle became increasingly rare as a result of President Franklin D. Roosevelt signing Executive Order 6102 in 1933. This order sought to revive the American economy by recalling circulating American gold coins to be melted down.
Contains .9675 oz of Gold.
PCGS encapsulation authenticates and protects the condition of the coin.
Obverse: Shows Lady Liberty striding in front of the sun's rays with a fiery torch in her right hand and an olive branch in her left.
Reverse: Features a majestic bald eagle in flight with "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA" and "TWENTY DOLLARS" above.
Designed by Augustus Saint-Gaudens and minted from 1907-1933.
U.S. Mint issue from the Philadelphia mint.