Posted 7 years ago
Compare pic two here with the reverse of the other post of Saint Gaudens double eagles and you will see that there is no motto "In God We Trust". It was added to the bottom of the reverse just below the eagle following the shape of the sun below the "rays". Christians were up in arms with the new U.S. coinage of 1907 & 1908 and demanded that the motto be put back on all U.S. coins. This is the 1908 "No Motto" version. Again the composition is 90% gold & 10% copper with very close to a full ounce of gold in each $20 coin.