Double Eagles - Liberty, TYPE 1
 DATEGRADEDESCRIPTIONPRICE
1850   $20NGC AU-53 $ 5400
1851 O  $20NGC XF-45 4950
1861  $20PCGS AU-58+ 4250
1862-S  $20PCGS AU-53 4000
1863-S  $20PCGS XF-45 2735

Double Eagles - Liberty, TYPE 2
 DATEGRADEDESCRIPTIONPRICE
1873 Open 3 $20PCGS MS-61 $ 1675
1873 OPEN 3 Open 3  $20NGC MS-60 1615
1876 S  $20NGC MS-61 1915

Double Eagles - Liberty, TYPE 3
 DATEGRADEDESCRIPTIONPRICE
1890-CC  $20PCGS AU-58 $ 8545
1892-S  $20PCGS MS-62 1400
1893  $20PCGS MS-61 1395
1893   $20NGC MS-63 2180
1893 S  $20NGC MS-61 1395
1893-S  $20PCGS MS-62 1400
1893-S  $20PCGS MS-63 2855
1894   $20NGC MS-60 1390
1894   $20NGC MS-61 1395
1894  $20PCGS MS-61 1395
1894   $20NGC MS-62 1400
1894-S  $20PCGS MS-61 1395
1894-S  $20PCGS MS-62 1400
1895   $20NGC MS-61 1395
1895  $20PCGS MS-61 1395
1895   $20NGC MS-62 1400
1895 S  $20NGC MS-62 1400
1895-S  $20PCGS MS-62 1400
1896   $20NGC MS-61 1395
1896 S  $20NGC MS-61 1395
1896-S  $20PCGS MS-61 1395
1896-S  $20PCGS MS-62 1400
1897   $20NGC AU-58 1379
1897   $20NGC MS-61 1395
1897  $20PCGS MS-61 1395
1897   $20NGC MS-62 1400
1897  $20PCGS MS-62 1400
1897 S  $20NGC MS-61 1395
1897-S  $20PCGS MS-61 1395
1897-S  $20PCGS MS-62 1400
1898 S  $20NGC AU-58 1379
1898 S  $20NGC MS-61 1395
1898-S  $20PCGS MS-61 1395
1899   $20NGC MS-61 1395
1899  $20PCGS MS-61 1395
1899   $20NGC MS-62 1400
1899   $20NGC MS-63 1590
1899   $20NGC MS-63 1590
1899  $20PCGS MS-63 1590
1899  $20PCGS MS-63+ 1810
1899  $20PCGS MS-63+ 1805
1899 S  $20NGC MS-61 1395
1899-S  $20PCGS MS-61 1395
1899 S  $20NGC MS-62 1400
1899-S  $20PCGS MS-62 1400
1899-S  $20PCGS MS-63 1865
1899-S  $20PCGS MS-63 1865
1900   $20NGC MS-61 1395
1900  $20PCGS MS-61 1395
1900   $20NGC MS-62 1400
1900  $20PCGS MS-63 1550
1900-S  $20PCGS MS-63 1905
1901 S  $20NGC AU-58 1379
1901 S  $20NGC MS-61 1395
1904   $20NGC AU-58 1379
1904   $20NGC MS-61 1395
1904  $20PCGS MS-61 1395
1904   $20NGC MS-62 1400
1904  $20PCGS MS-63 1550
1904   $20NGC MS-64 1795
1904  $20PCGS MS-64 1795
1904  $20PCGS MS-65 2865
1904 S  $20NGC MS-61 1395
1904 S  $20NGC MS-62 1400
1904 S  $20NGC MS-63 1550
1907  $20PCGS MS-61 1395
1907  $20PCGS MS-63 1550
1907  Liberty Type  $20NGC MS-61 1395
1907  Liberty Type  $20NGC MS-62 1400
1907-S  $20PCGS AU-58 1379
1907 S  $20NGC MS-61 1395
1907-S  $20PCGS MS-61 1395
1907-S  $20PCGS MS-63 2105

Double Eagles - Saint-Gaudens, NO MOTTO
 DATEGRADEDESCRIPTIONPRICE
1907  $20PCGS MS-65 $ 3310
1907  $20PCGS MS-65 3310
1907 SAINT GAUDENS  $20NGC MS-62 1630
1907 SAINT GAUDENS  $20NGC MS-63 1665
1908   $20NGC MS-62 1400
1908  $20PCGS MS-62 1400
1908   $20NGC MS-63 1425
1908  $20PCGS MS-63 1425
1908   $20NGC MS-64 1500
1908  $20PCGS MS-64 1500
1908-D  $20PCGS MS-62 1490
1908-D  $20PCGS MS-62 1490
1908 D NO MOTTO  $20NGC MS-62 1490

Double Eagles - Saint-Gaudens, MOTTO
 DATEGRADEDESCRIPTIONPRICE
1908-D  $20PCGS MS-63 $ 1990
1909   $20NGC AU-58 1385
1910   $20NGC MS-61 1395
1910   $20NGC MS-62 1400
1910 D  $20NGC AU-58 1385
1911  $20PCGS AU-58 1385
1911 D  $20NGC MS-61 1395
1911 D  $20NGC MS-64 1630
1911-D  $20PCGS MS-64 1630
1911 D  $20NGC MS-65 2135
1911 D  $20NGC MS-65 2135
1912   $20NGC AU-58 1385
1912  $20PCGS AU-58 1385
1912  $20PCGS MS-62 1750
1912   $20NGC MS-65 17455
1913  $20PCGS AU-55 1385
1913   $20NGC MS-61 1495
1913  $20PCGS MS-61 1495
1913 D  $20NGC AU-58 1385
1913-D  $20PCGS AU-58 1385
1913-D  $20PCGS MS-64 2355
1914   $20NGC MS-64 5115
1914-S  $20PCGS AU-58 1385
1914 S  $20NGC MS-61 1395
1914 S  $20NGC MS-62 1400
1914-S  $20PCGS MS-63 1420
1914-S  $20PCGS MS-64 1650
1915  $20PCGS MS-61 1635
1915  $20PCGS MS-62 1615
1915  $20PCGS MS-62 1615
1915  $20PCGS MS-63 2005
1915-S  $20PCGS AU-55 1385
1915 S  $20NGC MS-62 1400
1915 S  $20NGC MS-64 1725
1915-S  $20PCGS MS-64 1725
1915-S  $20PCGS MS-64+ 1830
1920   $20NGC MS-61 1395
1920   $20NGC MS-62 1400
1920  $20PCGS MS-62 1400
1920  $20PCGS MS-62 1400
1920   $20NGC MS-63 1615
1920  $20PCGS MS-63 1615
1920  $20PCGS MS-63 1615
1920  $20PCGS MS-63 1615
1920  $20PCGS MS-63 1615
1922   $20NGC MS-61 1395
1922   $20NGC MS-62 1400
1922  $20PCGS MS-62 1400
1922   $20NGC MS-63 1420
1923   $20NGC MS-61 1395
1923   $20NGC MS-61 1395
1923   $20NGC MS-62 1400
1923  $20PCGS MS-62 1400
1923   $20NGC MS-63 1420
1923  $20PCGS MS-63 1420
1923-D  $20PCGS MS-64 1625
1924  $20PCGS AU-58 1385
1924   $20NGC MS-61 1395
1924  $20PCGS MS-61 1395
1924   $20NGC MS-62 1400
1924  $20PCGS MS-62 1400
1924   $20NGC MS-63 1420
1924  $20PCGS MS-63 1420
1924   $20NGC MS-64 1500
1924  $20PCGS MS-64 1500
1924  $20PCGS MS-65 1740
1924  Reverse Struck Thru Mint Error $20NGC MS-62 1400
1924-D  $20PCGS MS-62 5350
1925   $20NGC MS-61 1395
1925   $20NGC MS-62 1400
1925  $20PCGS MS-62 1400
1925   $20NGC MS-63 1420
1925   $20NGC MS-64 1500
1925  $20PCGS MS-64 1500
1926  $20PCGS MS-62 1400
1926  $20PCGS MS-64 1500
1927   $20NGC MS-61 1395
1927  $20PCGS MS-61 1395
1927   $20NGC MS-62 1400
1927  $20PCGS MS-62 1400
1927   $20NGC MS-63 1420
1927   $20NGC MS-64 1500
1927  $20PCGS MS-64 1500
1928   $20NGC MS-62 1400
1928  $20PCGS MS-62 1400
1928   $20NGC MS-63 1420
1928  $20PCGS MS-63 1420
1928  $20PCGS MS-64 1500



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.