Double Eagles - Liberty, TYPE 1
 DATEGRADEDESCRIPTIONPRICE
1850   $20NGC XF-45 $ 3215
1853   $20NGC VF-35 1765
1853   $20NGC AU-58 3165
1861  $20PCGS XF-45 2165
1861-S  $20PCGS XF-45 2415

Double Eagles - Liberty, TYPE 2
 DATEGRADEDESCRIPTIONPRICE
1869 S  $20NGC AU-50 $ 2065
1873 Closed 3 $20PCGS AU-55 2815
1873 Open 3 $20PCGS AU-53 1440
1873 Open 3 $20PCGS MS-60 1470
1873 Open 3 $20PCGS MS-61 1725
1873 Open 3 $20PCGS MS-62 2200
1873 OPEN 3 Open 3  $20NGC MS-61 1725
1873 OPEN 3 Open 3  $20NGC MS-62 2200
1873-S Closed 3 $20PCGS MS-61 2620
1875 S  $20NGC AU-53 1465

Double Eagles - Liberty, TYPE 3
 DATEGRADEDESCRIPTIONPRICE
1878  $20PCGS MS-62 $ 2670
1879 S  $20NGC AU-55 1300
1883-S  $20PCGS MS-61 1530
1887 S  $20NGC MS-61 2320
1888  $20PCGS AU-58 1300
1889  $20PCGS MS-62 3620
1889-S  $20PCGS MS-62 1620
1891 S  $20NGC MS-61 1335
1893   $20NGC MS-61 1335
1893  $20PCGS MS-61 1335
1894  $20PCGS MS-61 1335
1894  $20PCGS MS-62 1340
1894 S  $20NGC MS-60 1315
1895   $20NGC MS-60 1315
1895  $20PCGS MS-61 1335
1895   $20NGC MS-62 1340
1895 S  $20NGC AU-55 1300
1895 S  $20NGC MS-60 1315
1896   $20NGC MS-61 1335
1896  $20PCGS MS-61 1335
1896  $20PCGS MS-64 2165
1897  $20PCGS MS-61 1335
1897  $20PCGS MS-62 1340
1897-S  $20PCGS MS-60 1315
1897-S  $20PCGS MS-62 1340
1899  $20PCGS MS-61 1335
1899  $20PCGS MS-63 1535
1900  $20PCGS MS-61 1335
1900   $20NGC MS-63 1425
1900  $20PCGS MS-63 1425
1900  $20PCGS MS-64 1545
1900-S  $20PCGS MS-61 1335
1901  $20PCGS MS-61 1335
1902-S  $20PCGS MS-60 1315
1903   $20NGC MS-61 1335
1903  $20PCGS MS-61 1335
1903  $20PCGS MS-62 1340
1903  $20PCGS MS-63 1425
1904   $20NGC AU-55 1300
1904   $20NGC MS-60 1315
1904   $20NGC MS-61 1335
1904  $20PCGS MS-61 1335
1904  $20PCGS MS-62 1340
1904   $20NGC MS-63 1425
1904  $20PCGS MS-63 1425
1904   $20NGC MS-64 1545
1904  $20PCGS MS-64 1545
1904   $20NGC MS-64+ 1685
1904 S  $20NGC MS-60 1315
1904 S  $20NGC MS-63 1425
1904-S  $20PCGS MS-63 1425
1907  $20PCGS MS-61 1335
1907  $20PCGS MS-62 1340
1907  $20PCGS MS-63 1425
1907  Liberty Type  $20NGC MS-63 1425
1907 D  $20NGC MS-62 1340

Double Eagles - Saint-Gaudens, HIGH RELIEF
 DATEGRADEDESCRIPTIONPRICE
1907 High Relief-Wire Ed. $20PCGS MS-62 $ 17900

Double Eagles - Saint-Gaudens, NO MOTTO
 DATEGRADEDESCRIPTIONPRICE
1907   $20NGC MS-62 $ 1600
1907  $20PCGS MS-62 1600
1907  $20PCGS MS-62 1600
1907  $20PCGS MS-63 1745
1907  $20PCGS MS-65 3265
1907  $20PCGS MS-65 3265
1907  $20PCGS MS-65 3265
1907 SAINT GAUDENS  $20NGC MS-63 1745
1908   $20NGC MS-62 1350
1908  $20PCGS MS-62 1350
1908  $20PCGS MS-63 1370
1908  $20PCGS MS-64 1420
1908   $20NGC MS-65 1620
1908 D NO MOTTO  $20NGC MS-64 1785

Double Eagles - Saint-Gaudens, MOTTO
 DATEGRADEDESCRIPTIONPRICE
1908   $20NGC MS-61 $ 1835
1909 S  $20NGC MS-61 1340
1909 S  $20NGC MS-63 1685
1910   $20NGC MS-61 1340
1910   $20NGC MS-63 1370
1910   $20NGC MS-64 1940
1910 D  $20NGC AU-58 1305
1910-D  $20PCGS MS-63 1435
1910 S  $20NGC MS-60 1320
1911  $20PCGS MS-62 1635
1911 D  $20NGC MS-61 1340
1911-D  $20PCGS MS-62 1350
1911 D  $20NGC MS-63 1495
1911-D  $20PCGS MS-64 1790
1911 S  $20NGC MS-61 1340
1911 S  $20NGC MS-62 1350
1911 S  $20NGC MS-63 1485
1911-S  $20PCGS MS-63 1485
1912   $20NGC AU-58 1305
1914 D  $20NGC MS-61 1340
1914 D  $20NGC MS-63 1370
1914-D  $20PCGS MS-64 1715
1914 S  $20NGC MS-61 1340
1914 S  $20NGC MS-63 1370
1914 S  $20NGC MS-64 1455
1914-S  $20PCGS MS-64 1455
1915 S  $20NGC MS-64 1475
1915-S  $20PCGS MS-64 1475
1916 S  $20NGC AU-58 1305
1920   $20NGC MS-61 1340
1922   $20NGC MS-61 1340
1922  $20PCGS MS-62 1350
1922   $20NGC MS-63 1370
1922  $20PCGS MS-63 1370
1922   $20NGC MS-64 1455
1923  $20PCGS MS-62 1350
1923   $20NGC MS-63 1370
1923  $20PCGS MS-63 1370
1923  $20PCGS MS-64 1420
1923 D  $20NGC MS-61 1340
1923-D  $20PCGS MS-63 1475
1923 D  $20NGC MS-64 1505
1924   $20NGC MS-60 1320
1924   $20NGC MS-61 1340
1924   $20NGC MS-62 1350
1924  $20PCGS MS-62 1350
1924  $20PCGS MS-63 1370
1924   $20NGC MS-64 1420
1924  $20PCGS MS-64 1420
1924   $20NGC MS-65 1620
1924  $20PCGS MS-65 1620
1924   $20NGC MS-65+ 1815
1924   $20NGC MS-65+ 1815
1924  $20PCGS MS-65+ 1815
1925   $20NGC AU-58 1305
1925   $20NGC MS-61 1340
1925   $20NGC MS-62 1350
1925  $20PCGS MS-62 1350
1925   $20NGC MS-63 1370
1925  $20PCGS MS-64 1420
1925  $20PCGS MS-65 1620
1926   $20NGC MS-64 1420
1927  $20PCGS AU-55 1305
1927   $20NGC MS-61 1340
1927   $20NGC MS-62 1350
1927  $20PCGS MS-62 1350
1927   $20NGC MS-63 1370
1927  $20PCGS MS-63 1370
1927  $20PCGS MS-64 1420
1927   $20NGC MS-65 1620
1927  $20PCGS MS-65 1620
1928   $20NGC MS-61 1340
1928  $20PCGS MS-61 1340
1928   $20NGC MS-62 1350
1928  $20PCGS MS-62 1350
1928   $20NGC MS-63 1370
1928  $20PCGS MS-64 1420



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.