Saint Gaudens $20 gold set
1908 No Motto

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Coin Details

Origin/Country: UNITED STATES
Design Description: DOUBLE EAGLES - SAINT-GAUDENS
Item Description: $20 1908 NO MOTTO
Full Grade: NGC MS 64
Owner: CSdot

Set Details

Custom Sets: This coin is not in any custom sets.
Competitive Sets: Saint Gaudens $20 gold set   Score: 2555
CS Saints   Score: 2555
Research: NGC Coin Explorer NGC Coin Price Guide

Owner Comments:

The 1908 No Motto Double Eagle is sometimes referred to as the "Godless $20" because of the missing motto (IN GOD WE TRUST) just above the sun on the back of the coin. The motto was ordered off the coin by President Teddy Roosevelt, an otherwise religious man who felt the words violated the Constitutional separation of church and state and that God's name had no business being on a coin. However, due to Congressional and public influence, the motto was restored later in 1908, where it remained until the series ended in 1933.

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