The 1908 Saint-Gaudens double eagles have value as numismatic coins. Keep reading to learn more about these gold coins.

1908 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle

Specifications

Type: Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle
Year: 1908
Face Value: $20.00
Composition: 90% gold, 10% copper
Gold Weight: .9675 oz.
Total Weight: 33.436 grams
Current Gold Bullion Value: $1,852.86

The reverse side of the Saint-Gaudens double eagle was redesigned in 1908. So for this year there are two types of double eagles- coins with the motto "IN GOD WE TRUST" and coins with no motto. See the images below for reference.

1908 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle No Motto vs Motto

The US minted different series of the no motto coins. The US minted the 1908 Saint-Gaudens double eagle with no mint mark and no motto and also the 1908 D Saint-Gaudens double eagle with no motto. The mint mark, when present, can be found on the obverse side of the coin above the date.

The US also minted different series of the motto coins. The US minted the 1908 Saint-Gaudens double eagle with no mint mark and the motto and also the 1908 D Saint-Gaudens double eagle with the motto and 1908 S Saint-Gaudens double eagle with the motto. The mint mark, when present, can be found on the obverse side of the coin above the date.

Series Location Quantity Minted
1908, No Motto Philadelphia 4,271,551
1908 D, No Motto Denver 663,750
1908, Motto Philadelphia 156,258
1908 D, Motto Denver 349,500
1908 S, Motto San Francisco 22,000

Value

This coin in circulated condition is worth at least its weight in gold. The gold melt value for this coin is $1,852.86 as of September 25, 2023. This melt value is calculated from the current gold spot price of $1,915.10 per ounce.

The 1908 Saint-Gaudens double eagle with no mint mark and no motto is worth around $2,200 in very fine condition. In extremely fine condition the value is around $2,225. In uncirculated condition the price is around $2,300 for coins with an MS 60 grade. Uncirculated coins with a grade of MS 63 can sell for around $2,375.

The 1908 D Saint-Gaudens double eagle with no motto is worth around $2,200 in very fine condition. In extremely fine condition the value is around $2,225. In uncirculated condition the price is around $2,300 for coins with an MS 60 grade. Uncirculated coins with a grade of MS 63 can sell for around $2,375.

The 1908 Saint-Gaudens double eagle with no mint mark and with the motto is worth around $2,200 in very fine condition. In extremely fine condition the value is around $2,225. In uncirculated condition the price is around $2,300 for coins with an MS 60 grade. Uncirculated coins with a grade of MS 63 can sell for around $2,600.

The 1908 D Saint-Gaudens double eagle with the motto is worth around $2,200 in very fine condition. In extremely fine condition the value is around $2,225. In uncirculated condition the price is around $2,300 for coins with an MS 60 grade. Uncirculated coins with a grade of MS 63 can sell for around $2,800.

The 1908 S Saint-Gaudens double eagle with the motto is worth around $3,500 in very fine condition. In extremely fine condition the value is around $4,750. In uncirculated condition the price is around $12,500 for coins with an MS 60 grade. Uncirculated coins with a grade of MS 63 can sell for around $22,500.

Proof coins with no mint mark and with the motto are available. These coins have a matte finish. They are each valued at around $37,500 in PR 63 condition. There were 101 proof coins minted.

Grading System

Very fine- Liberty's legs and toes show minor wear. The bald eagle's feathers and left wing are worn.

Extremely fine- The drapery lines on Liberty's chest are visible. There is wear on Liberty's left breast, knee, and below. The bald eagle's feathers on its right wing and breast are bold.

MS 60 uncirculated- There are no signs of wear. The coin has luster, but there may be a few stains, abrasions, or surface marks.

MS 63 choice uncirculated- In the major focal areas there are some blemishes or contact marks. The coin's luster might not be as prominent.

PR-63BN proof- In the major focal areas there are some blemishes or contact marks. The coin's luster might not be as prominent. The color is brown.

 

Sources:

The Red Book


See also:

1909 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle
1907 Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle