Double Eagles - Liberty, TYPE 1
 DATEGRADEDESCRIPTIONPRICE
1853  $20PCGS AU-55 $ 3545
1857 S  $20NGC XF-40 1995
1857 S  $20NGC XF-45 2145
1858   $20NGC AU-55 4250
1860   $20NGC AU-53 2765
1860 S  $20NGC VF-35 1850
1861  $20PCGS AU-58+ 4300
1863-S  $20PCGS AU-50 2855

Double Eagles - Liberty, TYPE 2
 DATEGRADEDESCRIPTIONPRICE
1873  Open 3  $20NGC MS-62 $ 2590
1873 Open 3 $20PCGS AU-58 1450
1873 Open 3 $20PCGS MS-60 1660
1873 Open 3 $20PCGS MS-61 1725
1873 Open 3 $20PCGS MS-61 1730
1873 OPEN 3 Open 3  $20NGC MS-60 1660
1873 OPEN 3 Open 3  $20NGC MS-61 1730
1873 OPEN 3 Open 3  $20NGC MS-61 1725
1874-S  $20PCGS AU-58 1550
1876  $20PCGS MS-60 1795
1876-S  $20PCGS AU-55 1450
1876 S  $20NGC MS-61 1965
1876-S  $20PCGS MS-61 1965

Double Eagles - Liberty, TYPE 3
 DATEGRADEDESCRIPTIONPRICE
1877  $20PCGS AU-58 $ 1437
1878  $20PCGS MS-60 1445
1880   $20NGC AU-50 1432
1883-S  $20PCGS AU-58 1450
1885-S  $20PCGS MS-61 1565
1885-S  $20PCGS MS-61 1565
1888-S  $20PCGS AU-58 1437
1888-S  $20PCGS MS-61 1600
1890-S  $20PCGS MS-60 1400
1891-S  $20PCGS MS-61 1450
1892 S  $20NGC MS-60 1445
1892-S  $20PCGS MS-61 1450
1893   $20NGC MS-61 1450
1893 S  $20NGC MS-60 1445
1893-S  $20PCGS MS-61 1450
1893 S  $20NGC MS-62 1460
1894   $20NGC MS-60 1445
1894   $20NGC MS-61 1450
1894 S  $20NGC MS-62 1460
1895  $20PCGS AU-58 1437
1895   $20NGC MS-60 1445
1895   $20NGC MS-61 1450
1895  $20PCGS MS-61 1450
1895   $20NGC MS-62 1460
1895  $20PCGS MS-62 1460
1895   $20NGC MS-63 1830
1895 S  $20NGC MS-61 1450
1895-S  $20PCGS MS-63 1900
1896  $20PCGS MS-61 1450
1896   $20NGC MS-62 1460
1896   $20NGC MS-63 1445
1896 S  $20NGC MS-61 1450
1897  $20PCGS MS-61 1450
1897   $20NGC MS-62 1460
1897  $20PCGS MS-62 1460
1897-S  $20PCGS AU-55 1432
1897 S  $20NGC MS-61 1450
1897-S  $20PCGS MS-61 1450
1897 S  $20NGC MS-62 1460
1898   $20NGC MS-61 1570
1898 S  $20NGC MS-60 1445
1898 S  $20NGC MS-61 1450
1898 S  $20NGC MS-62 1460
1898-S  $20PCGS MS-63 1625
1899  $20PCGS AU-58 1437
1899  $20PCGS MS-61 1450
1899   $20NGC MS-62 1460
1899   $20NGC MS-63 1650
1899   $20NGC MS-63 1650
1899   $20NGC MS-63 1650
1899   $20NGC MS-63 1650
1899   $20NGC MS-63 1650
1899   $20NGC MS-63 1650
1899   $20NGC MS-64 2185
1899   $20NGC MS-64 2185
1899   $20NGC MS-64 2185
1899 S  $20NGC AU-58 1437
1899-S  $20PCGS MS-61 1450
1899 S  $20NGC MS-62 1460
1900   $20NGC MS-60 1445
1900  $20PCGS MS-61 1450
1900   $20NGC MS-62 1460
1900  $20PCGS MS-62 1460
1900 S  $20NGC MS-60 1445
1900-S  $20PCGS MS-61 1450
1901  $20PCGS MS-63 1705
1901  $20PCGS MS-64 1955
1901  $20PCGS MS-64 1955
1901-S  $20PCGS AU-58 1437
1901-S  $20PCGS MS-62 1460
1902 S  $20NGC MS-60 1445
1902 S  $20NGC MS-61 1450
1903   $20NGC MS-62 1460
1903  $20PCGS MS-63 1575
1903  $20PCGS MS-64+ 2100
1903 S  $20NGC MS-60 1445
1903 S  $20NGC MS-61 1450
1903 S  $20NGC MS-62 1460
1904   $20NGC MS-60 1445
1904   $20NGC MS-61 1450
1904  $20PCGS MS-61 1450
1904   $20NGC MS-62 1460
1904  $20PCGS MS-62 1460
1904   $20NGC MS-63 1575
1904  $20PCGS MS-63 1575
1904  $20PCGS MS-64 1635
1904  $20PCGS MS-64+ 1700
1904  $20PCGS MS-64+ 1700
1904  $20PCGS MS-64+ 1700
1904  $20PCGS MS-64+ 1700
1904  $20PCGS MS-64+ 1700
1904  $20PCGS MS-64+ 1700
1904  $20PCGS MS-64+ 1700
1904   $20NGC MS-65 2550
1904  $20PCGS MS-65 2550
1904   $20NGC MS-65+ 3090
1904-S  $20PCGS AU-58 1437
1904 S  $20NGC MS-61 1450
1904-S  $20PCGS MS-61 1450
1904 S  $20NGC MS-62 1460
1904-S  $20PCGS MS-62 1460
1905  $20PCGS MS-61 2750
1905 S  $20NGC AU-58 1437
1906  $20PCGS MS-62 3850
1906-D  $20PCGS MS-64 6000
1906-S  $20PCGS MS-64 4500
1907  $20PCGS MS-61 1450
1907  $20PCGS MS-62 1460
1907  Liberty Type  $20NGC MS-61 1450
1907  Liberty Type  $20NGC MS-62 1460

Double Eagles - Saint-Gaudens, NO MOTTO
 DATEGRADEDESCRIPTIONPRICE
1907  $20PCGS MS-62 $ 1750
1907  $20PCGS MS-63 1720
1907  $20PCGS MS-63 1855
1907  $20PCGS MS-64 2505
1907 SAINT GAUDENS  $20NGC MS-62 1570
1907 SAINT GAUDENS  $20NGC MS-62 1510
1907 SAINT GAUDENS  $20NGC MS-62 1510
1908   $20NGC MS-62 1460
1908   $20NGC MS-63 1485
1908  $20PCGS MS-63 1485
1908   $20NGC MS-64 1515
1908 D NO MOTTO  $20NGC MS-62 1510

Double Eagles - Saint-Gaudens, MOTTO
 DATEGRADEDESCRIPTIONPRICE
1910   $20NGC MS-63 $ 1485
1910-D  $20PCGS MS-63 1530
1911  $20PCGS MS-63 Better date in MS 63 and better, w/soft golden lustre2105
1911-D  $20PCGS MS-63 1515
1911-D  $20PCGS MS-64 1585
1912   $20NGC AU-58 1437
1912   $20NGC AU-58 1437
1912  $20PCGS MS-62 1730
1913  $20PCGS MS-62 1730
1913  $20PCGS MS-63 2155
1914  $20PCGS MS-62 1970
1914 S  $20NGC MS-63 1485
1914-S  $20PCGS MS-63 1485
1914-S  $20PCGS MS-64 1525
1915   $20NGC MS-62 1670
1915  $20PCGS MS-62 1670
1915 S  $20NGC MS-63 1485
1920  $20PCGS MS-63 1675
1920  $20PCGS MS-63 1675
1920  $20PCGS MS-63 1675
1920  $20PCGS MS-63 1675
1920  $20PCGS MS-63 1675
1920  $20PCGS MS-63 1675
1920  $20PCGS MS-64 3225
1922   $20NGC MS-60 1445
1922   $20NGC MS-62 1460
1922   $20NGC MS-63 1485
1922  $20PCGS MS-63 1485
1922   $20NGC MS-64 1455
1922   $20NGC MS-64 1455
1922   $20NGC MS-64 1455
1922  $20PCGS MS-64 1520
1922  $20PCGS MS-64 1520
1923   $20NGC MS-63 1485
1923  $20PCGS MS-63 1485
1923   $20NGC MS-65 3950
1923-D  $20PCGS MS-64 1530
1923-D  $20PCGS MS-65 1910
1923-D  $20PCGS MS-65 1910
1924   $20NGC MS-62 1460
1924  $20PCGS MS-62 1460
1924   $20NGC MS-63 1485
1924  $20PCGS MS-63 1485
1924   $20NGC MS-64 1515
1924  $20PCGS MS-64 1515
1924   $20NGC MS-65 1700
1924  $20PCGS MS-65 1700
1925   $20NGC MS-62 1460
1925  $20PCGS MS-62 1460
1925   $20NGC MS-63 1485
1925  $20PCGS MS-63 1485
1925   $20NGC MS-65+ 1810
1927   $20NGC MS-62 1460
1927   $20NGC MS-63 1485
1927  $20PCGS MS-63 1485
1927   $20NGC MS-64 1515
1928   $20NGC MS-62 1460
1928   $20NGC MS-63 1485
1928  $20PCGS MS-63 1485



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.