Double Eagles - Liberty, TYPE 1
 DATEGRADEDESCRIPTIONPRICE
1853  $20PCGS XF-40 $ 1925
1856  $20PCGS XF-45 2325
1857   $20NGC AU-50 2465
1857  $20PCGS AU-53 2580
1857 S  $20NGC XF-40 1970
1858  $20PCGS XF-45 2675
1859-S  $20PCGS AU-53 3095
1861  $20PCGS AU-53 2490
1863-S  $20PCGS XF-45 2475
1864-S  $20PCGS XF-45 1285
1865-S  $20PCGS VF-35 1975

Double Eagles - Liberty, TYPE 2
 DATEGRADEDESCRIPTIONPRICE
1866  $20PCGS AU-53 $ 3825
1873  Open 3  $20NGC AU-58 1440
1873 Open 3 $20PCGS AU-55 1405
1873 Open 3 $20PCGS AU-58 1440
1873 Open 3 $20PCGS MS-60 1585
1873 Open 3 $20PCGS MS-61 1805
1873 Open 3 $20PCGS MS-61 1805
1873 Open 3 $20PCGS MS-61 1805
1873 Open 3 $20PCGS MS-61 1805
1873 OPEN 3 Open 3  $20NGC AU-53 1440
1873 OPEN 3 Open 3  $20NGC AU-58 1440
1875  $20PCGS AU-53 1430
1875-S  $20PCGS AU-53 1405
1875 S  $20NGC AU-55 1455
1875-S  $20PCGS MS-60 1635
1876-S  $20PCGS AU-53 1380
1876 S  $20NGC AU-55 1480
1876 S  $20NGC MS-61 1675

Double Eagles - Liberty, TYPE 3
 DATEGRADEDESCRIPTIONPRICE
1878  $20PCGS MS-61 $ 1945
1879 S  $20NGC AU-58 1397
1881-S  $20PCGS AU-50 1397
1885 S  $20NGC MS-61 1580
1885-S  $20PCGS MS-61 1580
1891-S  $20PCGS MS-61 1425
1892-S  $20PCGS MS-61 1425
1893   $20NGC MS-61 1425
1893-S  $20PCGS MS-61 1425
1894   $20NGC MS-61 1425
1894  $20PCGS MS-61 1425
1894 S  $20NGC MS-60 1405
1894-S  $20PCGS MS-61 1425
1895   $20NGC MS-61 1425
1895 S  $20NGC MS-60 1405
1896   $20NGC MS-61 1425
1896   $20NGC MS-62 1435
1896  $20PCGS MS-62 1435
1897  $20PCGS MS-63 1600
1897-S  $20PCGS MS-60 1405
1898  $20PCGS MS-61 1535
1899  $20PCGS MS-61 1425
1899   $20NGC MS-64 2050
1899   $20NGC MS-64 2050
1899   $20NGC MS-64 2050
1899 S  $20NGC MS-61 1425
1900  $20PCGS MS-61 1425
1900   $20NGC MS-62 1435
1900   $20NGC MS-63 1470
1900  $20PCGS MS-63 1470
1900  $20PCGS MS-64 1635
1900-S  $20PCGS AU-58 1397
1901   $20NGC MS-63 1500
1901   $20NGC MS-64 1825
1901   $20NGC MS-64 1825
1901   $20NGC MS-64 1825
1901   $20NGC MS-64 1825
1901   $20NGC MS-64 1825
1901  $20PCGS MS-64 1825
1901  $20PCGS MS-64 1825
1901 S  $20NGC MS-61 1425
1902-S  $20PCGS MS-60 1405
1904  $20PCGS AU-58 1397
1904   $20NGC MS-61 1425
1904  $20PCGS MS-61 1425
1904   $20NGC MS-62 1435
1904   $20NGC MS-64 1635
1904  $20PCGS MS-64 1635
1904 S  $20NGC MS-62 1435
1904 S  $20NGC MS-63 1470
1904-S  $20PCGS MS-63 1470
1904-S  $20PCGS MS-64 1635
1905 S  $20NGC AU-58 1397
1907  $20PCGS MS-60 1405
1907  $20PCGS MS-63 1470
1907  Liberty Type  $20NGC MS-61 1425

Double Eagles - Saint-Gaudens, NO MOTTO
 DATEGRADEDESCRIPTIONPRICE
1907   $20NGC MS-62 $ 1690
1907  $20PCGS MS-62 1690
1907  $20PCGS MS-65 3405
1907  $20PCGS MS-65 3405
1907 SAINT GAUDENS  $20NGC MS-63 1815
1908   $20NGC MS-62 1445
1908  $20PCGS MS-62 1445
1908  $20PCGS MS-63 1460
1908   $20NGC MS-64 1485
1908  $20PCGS MS-64 1485
1908   $20NGC MS-65 1775
1908  $20PCGS MS-65 1775
1908   $20NGC MS-67 5500

Double Eagles - Saint-Gaudens, MOTTO
 DATEGRADEDESCRIPTIONPRICE
1910-D  $20PCGS MS-61 $ 1430
1910 D  $20NGC MS-62 1435
1910 S  $20NGC MS-60 1415
1911 D  $20NGC AU-58 1397
1911 D  $20NGC MS-61 1430
1911-S  $20PCGS MS-61 1430
1912   $20NGC MS-61 1610
1914-D  $20PCGS MS-64 1770
1914 S  $20NGC MS-61 1430
1914-S  $20PCGS MS-61 1430
1914-S  $20PCGS MS-63 1455
1914 S  $20NGC MS-65 2190
1914 S  $20NGC MS-65 2190
1915 S  $20NGC MS-63 1455
1915-S  $20PCGS MS-63 1455
1920  $20PCGS MS-61 1430
1920   $20NGC MS-62 1435
1920  $20PCGS MS-62 1435
1920  $20PCGS MS-63 1635
1922   $20NGC MS-61 1430
1922   $20NGC MS-62 1435
1922   $20NGC MS-63 1455
1922  $20PCGS MS-63 1455
1922   $20NGC MS-65 3210
1923   $20NGC MS-62 1435
1923 D  $20NGC MS-64 1560
1924   $20NGC MS-61 1430
1924   $20NGC MS-63 1455
1924  $20PCGS MS-63 1455
1924   $20NGC MS-64 1480
1924  $20PCGS MS-64 1480
1924   $20NGC MS-65 1775
1924  $20PCGS MS-65 1775
1925   $20NGC MS-61 1430
1925  $20PCGS MS-61 1430
1925  $20PCGS MS-64 1480
1925  $20PCGS MS-64+ 1595
1925  $20PCGS MS-65 1775
1926   $20NGC MS-65 1775
1926  $20PCGS MS-65 1775
1927  $20PCGS MS-61 1430
1927   $20NGC MS-63 1455
1927  $20PCGS MS-63 1455
1927  $20PCGS MS-64 1480
1927   $20NGC MS-65 1775
1927  $20PCGS MS-65 1775
1927   $20NGC MS-66+ 3000
1928  $20PCGS MS-61 1430
1928   $20NGC MS-63 1455
1928  $20PCGS MS-63 1455
1928   $20NGC MS-64 1480
1928  $20PCGS MS-65 1775



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.