Estimated grade. Ex. Chapman from Mint Sold by Bowers & Ruddy Mar '80 Price realized $60000
David Akers (1975/88): All proofs of 1908 have the motto on the reverse. They are the most common of the Saint-Gaudens proofs and I estimate that 30-35 specimens exist. With one exception, all 1908 proofs are of the matte or sandblast variety whose color may vary from light yellow green to dark olive. The one exception mentioned is the unique satin finish specimen (similar to the 1909 and 1910 proofs) from the Boston Museum of Fine Arts that appeared in Stack's 1976 ANA sale.
Stack's/Bowers 8/2013:4609, $152,750
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