1908 $20 Motto, Matte PR65

CERTIFICATION#: -26362
PCGS#: 9205

Owner's Comments

Estimated grade. Ex. Chapman from Mint Sold by Bowers & Ruddy Mar '80 Price realized $60000

Expert Comments

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.

Diameter: 34.00 millimeters Designer: Augustus Saint Gaudens Edge: Lettered
Mintage: 101 Weight: 33.40 grams Metal Content: 90% Gold, 10% Copper

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 71 R-8.2 9 / 9 14 / 14
60 or Better 73 R-8.2 9 / 9 14 / 14
65 or Better 35 R-8.8 7 / 9 TIE 12 / 14 TIE

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 PR67 PCGS grade

Stack's/Bowers 8/2013:4609, $152,750

1 PR67 PCGS grade
3 PR66 PCGS grade
3 PR66 PCGS grade
3 PR66 PCGS grade