Double Eagles - Liberty, TYPE 1
 DATEGRADEDESCRIPTIONPRICE
1854/1854 SMALL DATE VP-001  $20NGC XF-45 $ 2130

Double Eagles - Liberty, TYPE 2
 DATEGRADEDESCRIPTIONPRICE
1873 Open 3 $20PCGS MS-61 $ 0
1876 S  $20NGC AU-58 0

Double Eagles - Liberty, TYPE 3
 DATEGRADEDESCRIPTIONPRICE
1879  $20PCGS AU-55 $ 0
1899  $20PCGS MS-64 1895
1901  $20PCGS MS-63 0
1901  $20PCGS MS-64 1755

Double Eagles - Saint-Gaudens, HIGH RELIEF
 DATEGRADEDESCRIPTIONPRICE
1907 High Relief-Wire Ed. $20PCGS XF-45 $ 9835
1907 High Relief-Wire Ed. $20PCGS AU-58 12935
1907 High Relief-Wire Ed. $20PCGS MS-62 0
1907 High Relief-Wire Ed. $20PCGS MS-65 0

Double Eagles - Saint-Gaudens, NO MOTTO
 DATEGRADEDESCRIPTIONPRICE
1908   $20NGC MS-65 Wells Fargo$ 1985
1908   $20NGC MS-66 2530
1908 NM Wells Fargo Nev Gold $20PCGS MS-66 2475

Double Eagles - Saint-Gaudens, MOTTO
 DATEGRADEDESCRIPTIONPRICE
1910-D  $20PCGS MS-65 $ 2415
1911 D  $20NGC MS-65 blue: 18002070
1911 D/D D/D FS-1911.5 $20NGC MS-62 D/D1665
1911 D/D D/D FS-1911.5 $20NGC MS-63 1725
1912  $20PCGS MS-61 1610
1915   $20NGC MS-61 1580
1916-S  $20PCGS MS-63 1780
1923 D  $20NGC MS-65 2070
1928  $20PCGS MS-63 1610



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.