Double Eagles - Liberty, TYPE 1
 DATEGRADEDESCRIPTIONPRICE
1852  $20PCGS AU-53 $ 2015
1852/1852   $20NGC XF-40 VP-001,FS-3011840
1853   $20NGC VF-35 1815
1853   $20NGC AU-53 1985
1853/53  VP-002  $20NGC XF-45 2130
1854/1854 SMALL DATE VP-001  $20NGC XF-40 1955
1854/1854 SMALL DATE VP-001  $20NGC XF-45 2130
1854/1854 SMALL DATE VP-001  $20NGC XF-45 2130
1854/1854 SMALL DATE VP-001  $20NGC XF-45 2130
1854/1854 SMALL DATE VP-001  $20NGC AU-50 2100
1855-S  $20PCGS AU-53 2300
1856 S  $20NGC AU-53 2160
1857   $20NGC AU-50 2015
1857 S  $20NGC AU-53 1900
1858  $20PCGS XF-45 2330
1860  $20PCGS AU-53 1840
1861  $20PCGS XF-45 1815
1861  $20PCGS AU-53 1930
1861-S  $20PCGS XF-45 1900
1862 86/86 S VP-001  $20NGC XF-45 2185
1862 86/86 S VP-001  $20NGC AU-53 2475

Double Eagles - Liberty, TYPE 2
 DATEGRADEDESCRIPTIONPRICE
1857 S LARGE S  $20NGC AU-53 $ 1955
1867-S  $20PCGS AU-55 3050
1868-S  $20PCGS AU-55 1840
1869 S  $20NGC AU-50 1670
1870-S  $20PCGS MS-60 4315
1871 S  $20NGC AU-53 1495
1873  Open 3  $20NGC MS-62 1900
1873  Open 3  $20NGC MS-62 1900
1873 Open 3 $20PCGS MS-60 1495
1873 Open 3 $20PCGS MS-61 1555
1873 Open 3 $20PCGS MS-61 1555
1873 Open 3 $20PCGS MS-61 1555
1873 Open 3 $20PCGS MS-61 1555
1873 OPEN 3 Open 3  $20NGC MS-61 1555
1875 S  $20NGC MS-61 1725
1875-S  $20PCGS MS-61 1725
1876  $20PCGS MS-61 1785
1876 S  $20NGC MS-61 1700
1876-S  $20PCGS MS-61 1700
1876-S  $20PCGS MS-62 2185

Double Eagles - Liberty, TYPE 3
 DATEGRADEDESCRIPTIONPRICE
1878   $20NGC MS-61 $ 1640
1880  $20PCGS XF-45 1785
1883-S  $20PCGS MS-62 1700
1888   $20NGC MS-61 1900
1889-S  $20PCGS MS-62+ 2215
1893 CC  $20NGC MS-61 11790
1895  $20PCGS MS-64 2300
1896/1896   $20NGC MS-61 VP-0011585
1896 S  $20NGC MS-63 1785
1897-S  $20PCGS MS-63 1670
1898-S  $20PCGS MS-64 1985
1899   $20NGC MS-64 1900
1899   $20NGC MS-64 1900
1899  $20PCGS MS-64 1900
1899 S  $20NGC MS-64 0
1901   $20NGC MS-64 1840
1901   $20NGC MS-64 1840
1901  $20PCGS MS-64 1840
1906-S  $20PCGS MS-63 1900
1907  Liberty Type  $20NGC MS-64 2130
1907-S  $20PCGS MS-63 2015

Double Eagles - Saint-Gaudens, HIGH RELIEF
 DATEGRADEDESCRIPTIONPRICE
1907 High Relief-Flat Ed. $20PCGS Genuine $ 8625
1907 High Relief-Wire Ed. $20PCGS Genuine 8625

Double Eagles - Saint-Gaudens, NO MOTTO
 DATEGRADEDESCRIPTIONPRICE
1907  $20PCGS MS-64 $ 2130
1907  $20PCGS MS-64 2130
1908   $20NGC MS-65 Wells Fargo!2015
1908  $20PCGS MS-65 2015
1908  $20PCGS MS-66 Wells Fargo!2530
1908   $20NGC MS-67 5235
1908 NM Wells Fargo Nev Gold $20PCGS MS-65 2015

Double Eagles - Saint-Gaudens, MOTTO
 DATEGRADEDESCRIPTIONPRICE
1911-D  $20PCGS MS-65 $ 2185
1911-S  $20PCGS MS-64 1870
1913  $20PCGS MS-63 2300
1913-D  $20PCGS MS-64 2070
1913-S  $20PCGS MS-62 3220
1920  $20PCGS MS-63 1700
1923-D  $20PCGS MS-65 2070
1923-D  $20PCGS MS-66 2850
1924  $20PCGS MS-65+ 0
1925  $20PCGS MS-66 2820
1925  $20PCGS MS-66 2820
1926  $20PCGS MS-65 1815
1928   $20NGC MS-66 2505



Facts


Coronet Double Eagles were designed by James B. Longacre, and issued to accommodate the need for a large gold coin to facilitate large domestic and international transactions. Double Eagles were struck first in 1849 (Proofs only), with commercial minting commencing in 1850.

The Type 1 issue lacked the motto IN GOD WE TRUST. Type 2 Coronet Double Eagles included the motto IN GOD WE TRUST as directed by the Mint Act of March 3, 1865. Type 3 Coronet Double Eagles are William Barber's interpretation of Longacre's design. The most noticeable change is the denomination, which is now spelled out as "TWENTY DOLLARS".

While the Double Eagles of 1907 to 1933 are all generally referred to as "Saint-Gaudens" type, only the roman numeral dated High Relief issues of 1907 are purely of Augustus Saint-Gaudens's hand. The low relief, arabic dated issues of 1907 to 1933 are actually the work of Charles E. Barber, loosely copying Saint-Gaudens' High Relief design.

Upon the insistence of Congress the motto IN GOD WE TRUST was added to the lower reverse during 1908 in accordance with the Mint Act of March 3, 1865.

When coin buyers refer to "$20 Libs", they are generally referring to Type 3 Coronets; "$20 Saints" to 1908 and later With Motto $20 Saint-Gaudens.