1908-D $20 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle Motto PCGS MS65 – SOLD


1908-D $20 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle Motto PCGS MS65. Here we present a fully struck specimen with outstanding luster and superb color, a medium orange and greenish gold. Prior to several hoards being unsurfaced in European bank vaults which was first made known to the numismatic community in 1983, the 1908-D With Motto was one of the series most underrated issues, one that was quite difficult to obtain in Choice Uncirculated or better condition.  The Central America hoard, and several smaller ones uncovered subsequently, changed all that, however, and now, in all mint state grades up to and including Very Choice Uncirculated (64), the 1908-D With Motto is really only moderately scarce, certainly nothing like the rather are issue that it previously had been considered. Gems like this one are still legitimately regarded as Very Scarce. The present PCGS population is 370 coins with 48 finer, with PCGS being the preferred service for numismatists as NGC has seen only 87 in this grade.