Double Eagles - Liberty, TYPE 1
 DATEGRADEDESCRIPTIONPRICE
1850  $20PCGS XF-45 $ 3520
1851  $20PCGS AU-50 2550
1855 S  $20NGC AU-58 Scarce Type 1 $20 - Sharp strike, virtually Mint State!4315
1865 S  $20NGC AU-55 2950

Double Eagles - Liberty, TYPE 2
 DATEGRADEDESCRIPTIONPRICE
1867-S  $20PCGS XF-45 $ 1695
1873-CC  $20PCGS XF-45 9025
1873 Open 3 $20PCGS MS-61 1680
1873 Open 3 $20PCGS MS-61 1680
1873 OPEN 3 Open 3  $20NGC MS-60 1615
1876 S  $20NGC MS-61 1920

Double Eagles - Liberty, TYPE 3
 DATEGRADEDESCRIPTIONPRICE
1877-S  $20PCGS AU-58 $ 1389
1881-S  $20PCGS AU-58 1389
1883-S  $20PCGS MS-61 1635
1891 S  $20NGC MS-61 1400
1893 S  $20NGC MS-61 1400
1894   $20NGC MS-60 1395
1894   $20NGC MS-61 1400
1894  $20PCGS MS-61 1400
1895   $20NGC MS-61 1400
1895  $20PCGS MS-61 1400
1895  $20PCGS MS-62 1420
1896   $20NGC MS-61 1400
1896 S  $20NGC MS-61 1400
1897   $20NGC MS-61 1400
1897  $20PCGS MS-61 1400
1897 S  $20NGC MS-61 1400
1897-S  $20PCGS MS-61 1400
1897 S  $20NGC MS-62 1420
1898  $20PCGS MS-61 1815
1898 S  $20NGC MS-61 1400
1898-S  $20PCGS MS-63 1640
1899   $20NGC MS-61 1400
1899  $20PCGS MS-61 1400
1899   $20NGC MS-62 1420
1899  $20PCGS MS-62 1420
1899  $20PCGS MS-63 1615
1899  $20PCGS MS-63+ 1810
1899 S  $20NGC MS-61 1400
1899-S  $20PCGS MS-61 1400
1900   $20NGC MS-61 1400
1900  $20PCGS MS-61 1400
1900   $20NGC MS-62 1420
1900  $20PCGS MS-62 1420
1900   $20NGC MS-63 1485
1900 S  $20NGC MS-61 1400
1900-S  $20PCGS MS-61 1400
1901 S  $20NGC MS-61 1400
1901-S  $20PCGS MS-61 1400
1901-S  $20PCGS MS-62 1420
1902-S  $20PCGS MS-61 1400
1902-S  $20PCGS MS-62 1420
1903-S  $20PCGS MS-61 1400
1904   $20NGC MS-61 1400
1904  $20PCGS MS-61 1400
1904   $20NGC MS-62 1420
1904  $20PCGS MS-62 1420
1904   $20NGC MS-63 1485
1904  $20PCGS MS-63 1485
1904   $20NGC MS-64 1735
1904  $20PCGS MS-64 1735
1904  $20PCGS MS-64+ 1805
1904   $20NGC MS-65 2725
1904 S  $20NGC MS-61 1400
1904-S  $20PCGS MS-61 1400
1904-S  $20PCGS MS-62 1420
1904-S  $20PCGS MS-63 1485
1907  $20PCGS MS-61 1400
1907  $20PCGS MS-63 1485
1907  Liberty Type  $20NGC MS-61 1400
1907 S  $20NGC MS-61 1400
1907-S  $20PCGS MS-61 1400

Double Eagles - Saint-Gaudens, NO MOTTO
 DATEGRADEDESCRIPTIONPRICE
1907 SAINT GAUDENS  $20NGC MS-62 $ 1530
1908   $20NGC MS-63 1430
1908  $20PCGS MS-63 1430
1908   $20NGC MS-64 1505
1908  $20PCGS MS-64 1505
1908  $20PCGS MS-64+ 1565

Double Eagles - Saint-Gaudens, MOTTO
 DATEGRADEDESCRIPTIONPRICE
1908  $20PCGS MS-62 $ 1790
1909   $20NGC AU-58 1395
1909-S  $20PCGS MS-63 1575
1910   $20NGC MS-61 1410
1910 D  $20NGC AU-58 1395
1910 S  $20NGC MS-63 1495
1911  $20PCGS AU-58 1395
1911 D  $20NGC MS-61 1410
1911-D  $20PCGS MS-64 1635
1911 D  $20NGC MS-65 2210
1911 D  $20NGC MS-65 2210
1912   $20NGC AU-58 1395
1912  $20PCGS AU-58 1395
1912  $20PCGS MS-62 1765
1913  $20PCGS AU-55 1395
1913  $20PCGS MS-61 1505
1913 D  $20NGC AU-58 1395
1913-D  $20PCGS AU-58 1395
1913-D  $20PCGS MS-64 2360
1914 D  $20NGC MS-63 1425
1914-D  $20PCGS MS-63 1425
1914-S  $20PCGS AU-58 1395
1914 S  $20NGC MS-61 1410
1914-S  $20PCGS MS-64 1500
1915-S  $20PCGS AU-55 1395
1915 S  $20NGC MS-64 1730
1915-S  $20PCGS MS-65 2190
1920   $20NGC MS-61 1410
1920  $20PCGS MS-62 1420
1920   $20NGC MS-63 1620
1920   $20NGC MS-63 1620
1920  $20PCGS MS-63 1620
1920  $20PCGS MS-63 1620
1920  $20PCGS MS-63 1620
1922   $20NGC MS-61 1410
1922   $20NGC MS-63 1425
1922  $20PCGS MS-63 1425
1922  $20PCGS MS-64 1535
1923   $20NGC MS-61 1410
1923   $20NGC MS-62 1420
1923   $20NGC MS-63 1425
1923  $20PCGS MS-63 1425
1924  $20PCGS AU-58 1395
1924   $20NGC MS-61 1410
1924  $20PCGS MS-61 1410
1924   $20NGC MS-62 1420
1924  $20PCGS MS-62 1420
1924   $20NGC MS-63 1425
1924  $20PCGS MS-63 1425
1924   $20NGC MS-64 1505
1924  $20PCGS MS-64 1505
1924  $20PCGS MS-64+ 1585
1924  $20PCGS MS-65 1815
1924   $20NGC MS-66 2350
1924  $20PCGS MS-66 2350
1924-D  $20PCGS MS-62 5350
1925   $20NGC MS-61 1410
1925   $20NGC MS-63 1425
1925   $20NGC MS-64 1505
1925  $20PCGS MS-64 1505
1925  $20PCGS MS-64 1505
1926  $20PCGS MS-64 1505
1927   $20NGC MS-61 1410
1927   $20NGC MS-63 1425
1927   $20NGC MS-64 1505
1927  $20PCGS MS-64 1505
1928  $20PCGS AU-58 1395
1928   $20NGC MS-63 1425
1928  $20PCGS MS-64 1505



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.