Double Eagles - Liberty, TYPE 2
 DATEGRADEDESCRIPTIONPRICE
1873 Open 3 $20PCGS MS-61 $ 1700
1873 Open 3 $20PCGS MS-62 2520
1873 OPEN 3 Open 3  $20NGC MS-61 1700
1876 S  $20NGC MS-61 1940
1876-S  $20PCGS MS-61 1940

Double Eagles - Liberty, TYPE 3
 DATEGRADEDESCRIPTIONPRICE
1892 S  $20NGC MS-60 $ 1420
1893   $20NGC MS-61 1425
1893 S  $20NGC MS-60 1420
1894   $20NGC MS-61 1425
1894  $20PCGS MS-61 1425
1895   $20NGC MS-60 1420
1895   $20NGC MS-61 1425
1895  $20PCGS MS-61 1425
1895 S  $20NGC MS-61 1425
1895 S  $20NGC MS-62 1445
1896  $20PCGS MS-61 1425
1896 S  $20NGC MS-61 1425
1897  $20PCGS MS-61 1425
1898 S  $20NGC MS-60 1420
1898 S  $20NGC MS-61 1425
1899  $20PCGS MS-61 1425
1899-S  $20PCGS MS-61 1425
1900   $20NGC MS-60 1420
1900  $20PCGS MS-61 1425
1900  $20PCGS MS-63 1550
1900   $20NGC MS-64 1620
1900  $20PCGS MS-64 1620
1900 S  $20NGC MS-60 1420
1902 S  $20NGC MS-60 1420
1903 S  $20NGC MS-60 1420
1904   $20NGC MS-60 1420
1904   $20NGC MS-61 PL PL1904 $20 LIBERTY NGC MS-61 PROOFLIKE2050
1904   $20NGC MS-61 1425
1904  $20PCGS MS-61 1425
1904   $20NGC MS-63 1550
1904   $20NGC MS-65 2500
1904  $20PCGS MS-65 2500
1904 S  $20NGC MS-61 1425
1904-S  $20PCGS MS-64 1620
1905 S  $20NGC AU-58 1407
1907  $20PCGS MS-61 1425
1907  $20PCGS MS-63 1550
1907  Liberty Type  $20NGC MS-61 1425

Double Eagles - Saint-Gaudens, NO MOTTO
 DATEGRADEDESCRIPTIONPRICE
1907  $20PCGS MS-64 $ 2515
1908   $20NGC MS-63 1460
1908  $20PCGS MS-63 1460
1908  $20PCGS MS-64 1530
1908  $20PCGS MS-65 1700
1908 D NO MOTTO  $20NGC MS-62 1480

Double Eagles - Saint-Gaudens, MOTTO
 DATEGRADEDESCRIPTIONPRICE
1911-D  $20PCGS MS-63 $ 1615
1914 S  $20NGC MS-63 1460
1915   $20NGC MS-61 1660
1915  $20PCGS MS-61 1660
1915 S  $20NGC MS-63 1460
1920  $20PCGS MS-64 3235
1922   $20NGC MS-60 1420
1922   $20NGC MS-62 1430
1922  $20PCGS MS-62 1430
1922   $20NGC MS-63 1460
1922  $20PCGS MS-63 1460
1923  $20PCGS MS-61 1425
1923   $20NGC MS-62 1430
1923  $20PCGS MS-62 1430
1923   $20NGC MS-63 1460
1923-D  $20PCGS MS-64 1540
1924  $20PCGS MS-61 1425
1924   $20NGC MS-62 1430
1924   $20NGC MS-63 1460
1924  $20PCGS MS-63 1460
1924   $20NGC MS-64 1530
1924  $20PCGS MS-64 1530
1924   $20NGC MS-65 1700
1924  $20PCGS MS-65 1700
1925   $20NGC MS-62 1430
1925   $20NGC MS-63 1460
1925  $20PCGS MS-63 1460
1925   $20NGC MS-65 1700
1925  $20PCGS MS-65 1700
1926   $20NGC MS-63 1460
1927   $20NGC MS-62 1430
1927   $20NGC MS-63 1460
1927  $20PCGS MS-63 1460
1927   $20NGC MS-64 1530
1927  $20PCGS MS-64 1530
1928   $20NGC MS-63 1460
1928  $20PCGS MS-63 1460
1928  $20PCGS MS-64 1530



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.