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SERIES: St. Gaudens $20 1907-1915
LEVEL: Year, MintMark, & Major Variety

1908 $20 Motto, Matte (Proof)

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PCGS PR67

PCGS PR67

PCGS PR66
PCGS #:
9205
Diameter:
34.00 millimeters
Designer:
Augustus Saint Gaudens
Weight:
33.40 grams
Edge:
Lettered
Mintage:
101
Metal Content:
90% Gold, 10% Copper
Auction Record:
$152,750 • PCGS PR67 • 7-27-2013 • Stack's/Bowers
Rarity and Survival Estimates (Explain)
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 (Explain) Show more rows
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

Stack's/Bowers 11/2013:2257, $94,000

3 PR66 PCGS grade
3 PR66 PCGS grade  
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
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

Stack's/Bowers 11/2013:2257, $94,000

3 PR66 PCGS grade
3 PR66 PCGS grade  
3 PR66 PCGS grade  
3 PR66 PCGS grade  
3 PR66 estimated grade  

Heritage 1/2013:5972, $79,312.50

9 PR65 PCGS grade  
9 PR65 PCGS grade  
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.