Augustus Saint-Gaudens redesigned the nation’s largest denomination of gold coin in the early 20th century. Commissioned by President Theodore Roosevelt to complete the work, Saint-Gaudens’ image of Lady Liberty on the obverse of $20 Gold Double Eagles stands the test of time as the greatest coin design in American history. Right now, 1908 $20 Gold Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle Coins with “No Motto” are available to purchase online at Silver.com with PCGS certification.
- Ships to you inside of the PCGS protective plastic slab!
- These coins struck in 1908!
- Availability of certified coins is limited!
- Consists of .96750 Troy ounces of actual gold content.
- Bears a face value of $20 (USD) backed by the federal government.
- Issued a Grade of Mint State 67 by the Professional Coin Grading Service.
- On the obverse is Saint-Gaudens’ design of Liberty.
- The reverse bears his design of the American bald eagle.
Each of these 1908 $20 Gold Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle Coins are available to you with a Mint State 67 certification from the PCGS. Coins with an MS67 graded exhibit original mint luster for such a date mark. The coins may feature three to four small contact marks and one or more noticeable, but not detracting, marks.
These coins are known as “No Motto” Gold Double Eagles because of the lack of “In God We Trust” on the coin’s design field. Saint-Gaudens’ original design issued in 1907 lacked the national motto on either side of the coin and they were not very popular among Americans at first as a result. Late in 1908, the United States Mint added the national motto to the reverse side of the coins. Throughout the remaining years of issue for the Gold Double Eagle, the words “In God We Trust” featured just above the sun on the reverse side.
On the obverse of all 1908 $20 Gold Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle Coins is the image of Lady Liberty. This design depicts Liberty walking forward toward the viewer holding her torch high overhead in her right hand and clutching an olive branch in her left. The design field includes a surrounding circle of 46 stars reflective of the number of states in the Union at this time.
The reverse of $20 Gold Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle coins includes the vision of an American bald eagle flying over the sun as the rays from it reach outward toward the edges of the coin’s design field. This side of the coin includes the nation of issue and face value of the coin, but comes from the early 1908 striking of the coins and lacks the national motto engravings.
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