Gem 1908-D Motto Saint Gaudens Double Eagle NGC MS66

1908 D “Motto” Double Eagle Obverse

In 1908, Congress passed legislation to restore the motto IN GOD WE TRUST to the double eagle and other denominations, which had been omitted by Saint-Gaudens and President Roosevelt during the designing process in 1907. The motto was incorporated into the rays above the sun on the reverse. Double eagle coinage at Denver in 1908 included more than 663,000 No Motto coins and 349,500 With Motto pieces. The latter type is available through MS65 but is conditionally elusive in MS66 condition. The NGC census stands at just 7 with 7 higher. NGC price guide is $23,000

1908 D “Motto” Double Eagle Reverse

Offered at $17,250 delivered

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