About 1908-1933 $20 MS Motto [Type] $20 Saint Gaudens Gold
In 1908, the Saint-Gaudens $20 received a minor design change with the addition of the motto IN GOD WE TRUST just above the sun disk rising from the lower reverse rim. The 1908-1933 Saints are among the most commonly collected of all Saint-Gaudens coins, mainly because of their wide availability and also because many issues from this period of the series are closely tied in price to the prevailing winds of the bullion market. This makes them ideal purchases both for numismatists who are building gold type sets and precious metals investors who buy them purely for their gold content.
While the 1908-1933 With Motto Saints are categorically common as a type, there are several scarce and even quite rare issues among this subset of the series. These include the 1920-S, 1921, 1925-D, 1925-S, 1926-D, 1927-D, 1927-S, and all issues made from 1929 through 1933. In fact, the 1933 Saint-Gaudens double eagle most recently sold for $7,590,020 in 2002, then becoming the most expensive coin ever sold.
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