Double Eagles - Liberty, TYPE 1
 DATEGRADEDESCRIPTIONPRICE
1853  $20PCGS AU-55 $ 3510
1855 S  $20NGC AU-55 4185
1857 S  $20NGC XF-40 1960
1857-S  $20PCGS AU-55 2950
1858   $20NGC AU-55 4220
1860   $20NGC AU-53 2735
1861  $20PCGS AU-58+ 4300
1863-S  $20PCGS AU-50 2820

Double Eagles - Liberty, TYPE 2
 DATEGRADEDESCRIPTIONPRICE
1873 Open 3 $20PCGS AU-58 $ 1410
1873 Open 3 $20PCGS MS-60 1595
1873 Open 3 $20PCGS MS-60 1635
1873 Open 3 $20PCGS MS-61 1710
1873 OPEN 3 Open 3  $20NGC MS-60 1635
1873 OPEN 3 Open 3  $20NGC MS-61 1710
1873 OPEN 3 Open 3  $20NGC MS-61 1705
1874-S  $20PCGS AU-58 1510
1876 S  $20NGC MS-61 1945
1876-S  $20PCGS MS-61 1945

Double Eagles - Liberty, TYPE 3
 DATEGRADEDESCRIPTIONPRICE
1877   $20NGC MS-62 $ 3795
1883-S  $20PCGS AU-58 1410
1884-CC  $20PCGS AU-58 8000
1885 S  $20NGC MS-61 1650
1888-S  $20PCGS MS-61 1580
1894  $20PCGS AU-58 1397
1895   $20NGC MS-61 1430
1895-S  $20PCGS MS-61 1430
1896  $20PCGS MS-61 1430
1896-S  $20PCGS MS-61 1430
1898 S  $20NGC MS-62 1435
1899   $20NGC MS-63 1605
1899   $20NGC MS-63 1605
1899   $20NGC MS-64 2195
1899   $20NGC MS-64 2195
1899   $20NGC MS-64 2195
1899-S  $20PCGS MS-61 1430
1900   $20NGC MS-62 1435
1900  $20PCGS MS-62 1435
1900  $20PCGS MS-63 1530
1903   $20NGC MS-62 1435
1903   $20NGC MS-64 1645
1903-S  $20PCGS MS-62 1435
1904   $20NGC MS-60 1415
1904  $20PCGS MS-61 1430
1904  $20PCGS MS-61 1430
1904   $20NGC MS-62 1435
1904  $20PCGS MS-62 1435
1904   $20NGC MS-63 1530
1904  $20PCGS MS-63 1530
1904  $20PCGS MS-64 1645
1904   $20NGC MS-65 2580
1904  $20PCGS MS-65 2580
1904   $20NGC MS-65+ 3115
1904 S  $20NGC MS-61 1430
1904 S  $20NGC MS-62 1435
1904-S  $20PCGS MS-62 1435
1905-S  $20PCGS MS-61 1430
1906-D  $20PCGS MS-61 1430
1907  $20PCGS MS-62 1435
1907  Liberty Type  $20NGC MS-62 1435
1907  Liberty Type  $20NGC MS-64 2155

Double Eagles - Saint-Gaudens, NO MOTTO
 DATEGRADEDESCRIPTIONPRICE
1907  $20PCGS MS-64 $ 2015
1907 SAINT GAUDENS  $20NGC MS-63 1850
1908  $20PCGS MS-62 1445
1908  $20PCGS MS-63 1455
1908   $20NGC MS-64 1495
1908  $20PCGS MS-64 1495
1908  $20PCGS MS-65 1725
1908  $20PCGS MS-66 2250

Double Eagles - Saint-Gaudens, MOTTO
 DATEGRADEDESCRIPTIONPRICE
1908  $20PCGS MS-64 $ 4000
1909 D  $20NGC MS-65 30000
1910-D  $20PCGS MS-64 1580
1911 D  $20NGC MS-61 1430
1913-S  $20PCGS MS-63 4400
1920  $20PCGS MS-63 1700
1920  $20PCGS MS-63 1700
1920  $20PCGS MS-63 1700
1920  $20PCGS MS-63 1700
1920  $20PCGS MS-63+ 1900
1922   $20NGC MS-62 1440
1922  $20PCGS MS-62 1440
1922  $20PCGS MS-63 1450
1923   $20NGC MS-62 1440
1923  $20PCGS MS-64 1490
1923   $20NGC MS-65 3950
1923-D  $20PCGS MS-64 1605
1923-D  $20PCGS MS-65 1920
1923-D  $20PCGS MS-65 1920
1923-D  $20PCGS MS-65 1920
1924   $20NGC MS-61 1430
1924  $20PCGS MS-61 1430
1924   $20NGC MS-62 1440
1924  $20PCGS MS-62 1440
1924   $20NGC MS-63 1450
1924  $20PCGS MS-63 1450
1924  $20PCGS MS-64 1490
1924   $20NGC MS-65 1715
1924  $20PCGS MS-65 1715
1924   $20NGC MS-66 2250
1924  $20PCGS MS-66 2250
1924  $20PCGS MS-66 2250
1925   $20NGC MS-63 1450
1925  $20PCGS MS-63 1450
1925  $20PCGS MS-64 1490
1926   $20NGC MS-61 1430
1926  $20PCGS MS-65 1715
1927  $20PCGS MS-62 1440
1927   $20NGC MS-63 1450
1927  $20PCGS MS-63 1450
1927  $20PCGS MS-64 1490
1927   $20NGC MS-65 1715
1927  $20PCGS MS-65 1715
1927   $20NGC MS-66 2250
1928   $20NGC MS-61 1430
1928   $20NGC MS-63 1450
1928  $20PCGS MS-63 1450
1928  $20PCGS MS-64 1490
1928  $20PCGS MS-65 1715
1928  $20PCGS MS-66 2250
1928  $20PCGS MS-66 2250



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.