Double Eagles - Liberty, TYPE 1
 DATEGRADEDESCRIPTIONPRICE
1853  $20PCGS AU-55 $ 3550
1855 S  $20NGC AU-55 4225
1857   $20NGC AU-50 2505
1857 S  $20NGC XF-40 2005
1857-S  $20PCGS AU-55 2950
1858   $20NGC AU-55 4260
1859-S  $20PCGS XF-45 2350
1860   $20NGC AU-53 2645
1863-S  $20PCGS AU-50 2860

Double Eagles - Liberty, TYPE 2
 DATEGRADEDESCRIPTIONPRICE
1870-S  $20PCGS AU-58 $ 3500
1872  $20PCGS AU-58 3000
1873 Open 3 $20PCGS AU-58 1450
1873 Open 3 $20PCGS AU-58 1450
1873 Open 3 $20PCGS MS-60 1660
1873 Open 3 $20PCGS MS-61 1825
1873 OPEN 3 Open 3  $20NGC MS-60 1660
1873 OPEN 3 Open 3  $20NGC MS-61 1725
1873 OPEN 3 Open 3  $20NGC MS-61 1720
1873 S OPEN 3 Open 3  $20NGC AU-58 2890
1874-S  $20PCGS AU-58 1550
1875-S  $20PCGS AU-55 1455
1876 S  $20NGC AU-58 Mint Error 1840

Double Eagles - Liberty, TYPE 3
 DATEGRADEDESCRIPTIONPRICE
1877   $20NGC MS-60 $ 1775
1878  $20PCGS AU-58 1442
1879  $20PCGS MS-60 2280
1879  $20PCGS MS-60 2280
1882 S  $20NGC AU-58 1442
1883-S  $20PCGS AU-58 1450
1884-S  $20PCGS MS-61 1575
1884-S  $20PCGS MS-61 1575
1885 S  $20NGC MS-61 1600
1885-S  $20PCGS MS-61 1600
1885-S  $20PCGS MS-61 1600
1888-S  $20PCGS MS-61 1595
1888-S  $20PCGS MS-62 1725
1891-S  $20PCGS MS-61 1445
1892-S  $20PCGS MS-61 1445
1893 S  $20NGC MS-62 1470
1894  $20PCGS AU-58 1442
1894-S  $20PCGS MS-63 2310
1895   $20NGC MS-62 1470
1895   $20NGC MS-63 1550
1896   $20NGC AU-58 1442
1896-S  $20PCGS MS-61 1445
1897  $20PCGS MS-61 1445
1897   $20NGC MS-62 1470
1897-S  $20PCGS MS-64 2750
1898 S  $20NGC AU-58 1442
1898-S  $20PCGS MS-63 1630
1898-S  $20PCGS MS-63 1630
1899  $20PCGS MS-61 1445
1899  $20PCGS MS-63 1510
1899  $20PCGS MS-63 1510
1899   $20NGC MS-64 2300
1899   $20NGC MS-64 2300
1899   $20NGC MS-64 2300
1899  $20PCGS MS-64 2300
1899 S  $20NGC AU-58 1442
1899-S  $20PCGS MS-61 1445
1899-S  $20PCGS MS-63 1735
1900  $20PCGS MS-61 1445
1900   $20NGC MS-62 1470
1900  $20PCGS MS-64 1760
1900-S  $20PCGS MS-61 1445
1903   $20NGC MS-63 1520
1903  $20PCGS MS-64 1760
1903-S  $20PCGS MS-63 1585
1904   $20NGC MS-60 1445
1904   $20NGC MS-61 1445
1904  $20PCGS MS-61 1445
1904  $20PCGS MS-61 1445
1904  $20PCGS MS-61 1445
1904   $20NGC MS-61 * 1445
1904   $20NGC MS-62 1470
1904  $20PCGS MS-62 1470
1904  $20PCGS MS-64 1760
1904  $20PCGS MS-64+ 1840
1904   $20NGC MS-65 2670
1904   $20NGC MS-65 2670
1904-S  $20PCGS MS-64 1760
1907  $20PCGS MS-62 1470
1907  $20PCGS MS-63 1520
1907 S  $20NGC MS-61 1445

Double Eagles - Saint-Gaudens, HIGH RELIEF
 DATEGRADEDESCRIPTIONPRICE
1907 HIGH RELIEF High Relief Flat Rim  $20NGC MS-64 $ 27500

Double Eagles - Saint-Gaudens, NO MOTTO
 DATEGRADEDESCRIPTIONPRICE
1907  $20PCGS MS-64 $ 2150
1907  $20PCGS MS-64 2300
1907  $20PCGS MS-64 2300
1907  $20PCGS MS-64 2300
1907 SAINT GAUDENS  $20NGC MS-62 1685
1908   $20NGC MS-64 1550
1908  $20PCGS MS-64 1550
1908   $20NGC MS-65 1765
1908  $20PCGS MS-65 1765
1908  $20PCGS MS-66 2300
1908  $20PCGS MS-66 2300

Double Eagles - Saint-Gaudens, MOTTO
 DATEGRADEDESCRIPTIONPRICE
1908 MOTTO  $20NGC MS-61 $ 1535
1909/8   $20NGC MS-61 2200
1909 S  $20NGC MS-61 1450
1909-S  $20PCGS MS-62 1460
1910   $20NGC MS-62 1460
1910  $20PCGS MS-62 1460
1910 D  $20NGC MS-62 1460
1910-D  $20PCGS MS-62 1460
1910-D  $20PCGS MS-64 1650
1910-S  $20PCGS MS-61 1450
1911 D  $20NGC MS-61 1450
1911-D  $20PCGS MS-63 1485
1911-D  $20PCGS MS-63 1485
1911 D  $20NGC MS-64 1595
1911 S  $20NGC MS-62 1460
1914-D  $20PCGS MS-63 1485
1914-S  $20PCGS MS-64 1540
1915   $20NGC MS-61 1630
1915-S  $20PCGS MS-62 1460
1915-S  $20PCGS MS-64 1540
1915-S  $20PCGS MS-65 1940
1916 S  $20NGC MS-63 1680
1920  $20PCGS MS-62 1460
1920  $20PCGS MS-63 1730
1922   $20NGC MS-61 1450
1922  $20PCGS MS-61 1450
1922  $20PCGS MS-62 1460
1922   $20NGC MS-64 1545
1922  $20PCGS MS-64 1545
1923   $20NGC MS-61 1450
1923   $20NGC MS-62 1460
1923   $20NGC MS-64 1545
1923-D  $20PCGS MS-64 1655
1923-D  $20PCGS MS-65 1990
1923-D  $20PCGS MS-65 1960
1923-D  $20PCGS MS-65 1990
1923-D  $20PCGS MS-65 1960
1923 D  $20NGC MS-66 2350
1924   $20NGC MS-61 1450
1924  $20PCGS MS-61 1450
1924   $20NGC MS-62 1460
1924  $20PCGS MS-62 1460
1924   $20NGC MS-64 1545
1924  $20PCGS MS-64 1545
1924  $20PCGS MS-65 1755
1924  $20PCGS MS-65+ 1940
1924   $20NGC MS-66 2250
1924  $20PCGS MS-66 2250
1924  $20PCGS MS-66 2250
1924  $20PCGS MS-66 2250
1924  $20PCGS MS-66 2250
1924  $20PCGS MS-66 2250
1924  $20PCGS MS-66 2250
1924  $20PCGS MS-66 2250
1924  $20PCGS MS-66 2250
1924  $20PCGS MS-66 2250
1925   $20NGC MS-64 1545
1925  $20PCGS MS-64 1545
1925  $20PCGS MS-65 1755
1926   $20NGC MS-64 1545
1927  $20PCGS MS-61 1450
1927   $20NGC MS-62 1460
1927  $20PCGS MS-62 1460
1927   $20NGC MS-64 1545
1927  $20PCGS MS-64 1545
1927  $20PCGS MS-65 1755
1927  $20PCGS MS-66 2250
1928  $20PCGS MS-61 1450
1928   $20NGC MS-62 1460
1928  $20PCGS MS-64 1545



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.