There’s one more reason why the “No Motto” $20 Saint is an excellent value today. As many readers...
Own Historic 1908 No Motto Saints at the Right Price
Perhaps one of the most popular gold coins in American history, the Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle is a quintessential coin celebrated for its beautiful design and equally fascinating history. When the $20 “Saint” first debuted in 1907, it received tremendous praise from the general public. Art critics and newspaper editorialists lauded the coin’s stunning design. While there was never a complaint about the coin’s aesthetics, some Americans were incensed by one glaring omission.
Since 1866, in the Civil War’s immediate aftermath, all United States Double Eagles displayed the motto “IN GOD WE TRUST” on the reverse. Including this inscription was not (yet) required by law, but became a regular practice for the U.S. Mint. When these words vanished from the Double Eagle, many citizens were outraged.
In response to this public outcry, Congress ordered the U.S. Mint to place “IN GOD WE TRUST” on all coins upon which the motto previously appeared. This legislation specifically targeted the Saint-Gaudens $10 Eagle and $20 Double Eagle—both of which lacked the motto. The Mint immediately complied with this mandate and restored the inscription on both gold coins. Consequently, the 1908 $10 and $20 gold pieces exist in “No Motto” and “With Motto” versions.
This turn of events transformed the 1908 “No Motto” $20 Saint into a notable coin. These “ungodly” Double Eagles became a distinct and short-lived design type—as such, they became favorites among collectors. Not only do they have a fascinating story, but they’re significantly rarer than the With Motto type.
Based on NGC’s population data, No Motto $20 Saints are nearly five times rarer than their With Motto brethren. Despite this significant disparity in population, No Mottos are trading for a minimal premium today. For essentially the same price as a common With Motto piece, you can own the scarcer and historically significant 1908 No Motto issue.
There’s one more reason why the “No Motto” $20 Saint is an excellent value today. As many readers will recall, MS63 $20 Saints have commanded massive premiums over their melt value. At one point, in fact, this coin consistently traded hands for 80-100% premiums! In today’s market, however, Choice Uncirculated MS63s can be had for substantially less.
We have a quantity of fifty-five (55) 1908 No Motto $20 Saints available at $2,289 per coin, which is significantly less than their all-time premiums and a relative bargain compared to the With Motto version. For perhaps 5% more than the cost of a With Motto coin, you can own the significantly rarer (and historically significant) 1908 No Motto issue.
These No Motto Saints are priced at low-end premiums, but their quality is on the high end of the spectrum. Each specimen displays strong satiny luster, an excellent strike, and solid eye appeal. Not only do these coins feature America’s most beautiful design – but they’re in a superb level of preservation too. MS63 coins are often referred to as “Choice Uncirculated” because they’re not just in mint state condition; they also feature superior aesthetics.
$2,289 per coin*
Buy 5 or more for just $2,239 per coin*
Take advantage of this chance to own the historic 1908 No Motto Saint at the right price.
These attractive MS63 specimens are priced well below their peak premiums, thus providing you with solid future upside. As an owner of this coin, you stand to benefit from a rise in the price of gold and/or a jump in collector premium. In addition to profit potential, you’ll enjoy owning these gorgeous and storied coins.
Be sure to reserve your 1908 No Motto Double Eagles quickly. Our client base (and all collectors for that matter) love $20 “Saints” and we expect a strong response to this offer. Don’t miss your chance to lock in and reserve these in-demand coins now by calling us at 800-831-0007, or by email at email@example.com.