Double Eagles - Liberty, TYPE 1
 DATEGRADEDESCRIPTIONPRICE
1851  $20PCGS AU-58 grey: 3400$ 3275
1854/1854 SMALL DATE VP-001  $20NGC XF-45 2130
1854 Small Date $20PCGS AU-58 4600
1855  $20PCGS AU-53 grey: 20002130
1855-S  $20PCGS AU-58 CU retail: 45003335
1856  $20PCGS AU-55 Tough CAC4600
1856 S  $20NGC AU-53 NGC Guide: 33752070
1857   $20NGC AU-50 grey: 17501985
1857 S  $20NGC XF-40 1840
1857 S  $20NGC AU-53 1955
1857-S  $20PCGS AU-58+ CU retail: 45003680
1858-O  $20PCGS AU-55 34500

Double Eagles - Liberty, TYPE 2
 DATEGRADEDESCRIPTIONPRICE
1869 S  $20NGC AU-50 $ 1610
1870-S  $20PCGS MS-60 grey: 37504200
1871-S  $20PCGS AU-58 PC retail: 21001840
1873  Open 3  $20NGC MS-62 CU Retail: 21501840
1873 Open 3 $20PCGS MS-60 0
1873 Open 3 $20PCGS MS-61 0
1873 Open 3 $20PCGS MS-61 0
1873 OPEN 3 Open 3  $20NGC MS-61 0
1873 OPEN 3 Open 3  $20NGC MS-62 CU Retail: 21501840
1874 S  $20NGC AU-58 0
1874-S  $20PCGS MS-62 PC retail: 5000, tough CAC!4315
1875 S  $20NGC MS-61 NGC Guide: 24001725
1875-S  $20PCGS MS-61 CU retail: 17501725
1876-S  $20PCGS MS-62 CU retail: 21502130

Double Eagles - Liberty, TYPE 3
 DATEGRADEDESCRIPTIONPRICE
1878   $20NGC MS-61 grey: 1550$ 1755
1879  $20PCGS AU-55 0
1879 S  $20NGC MS-60 1895
1882-CC  $20PCGS MS-60 11500
1882-S  $20PCGS MS-62 grey: 23002300
1888   $20NGC MS-61 grey: 17001810
1888-S  $20PCGS MS-61 0
1892-S  $20PCGS MS-62 0
1898   $20NGC MS-61 0
1899  $20PCGS MS-64 1895
1899 S  $20NGC MS-63 grey: 1600 1725
1900-S  $20PCGS MS-62 0
1901   $20NGC MS-64 1840
1901   $20NGC MS-64 1840
1901  $20PCGS MS-64 1755
1901  $20PCGS MS-64 1840
1902   $20NGC MS-60 grey: 17001895
1903  $20PCGS MS-65 CU retail: 34003105
1905  $20PCGS MS-63 grey: 75008340
1907  Liberty Type  $20NGC MS-64 1955
1907 D  $20NGC MS-62 1665
1907 S  $20NGC MS-62 1640

Double Eagles - Saint-Gaudens, HIGH RELIEF
 DATEGRADEDESCRIPTIONPRICE
1907 High Relief-Wire Ed. $20PCGS MS-62 CU retail: 19000$ 18115
1907 High Relief-Wire Ed. $20PCGS Genuine 8395

Double Eagles - Saint-Gaudens, NO MOTTO
 DATEGRADEDESCRIPTIONPRICE
1908   $20NGC MS-66 $ 2530
1908  $20PCGS MS-66 Wells Fargo!2530
1908 NM Wells Fargo Nev Gold $20PCGS MS-65 Wells Fargo1955

Double Eagles - Saint-Gaudens, MOTTO
 DATEGRADEDESCRIPTIONPRICE
1909 S/S VP-003  $20NGC MS-61 $ 1665
1911 D  $20NGC MS-65 blue: 18002070
1911-D  $20PCGS MS-65 blue: 18002070
1911 D/D $20PCGS MS-62 RPM FS-5011665
1911 D/D $20PCGS MS-63 RPM FS-5011780
1911 D/D $20PCGS MS-64 RPM FS-5011870
1911 D/D D/D FS-1911.5 $20NGC MS-62 D/D1665
1913   $20NGC MS-61 1580
1915 S  $20NGC MS-64 0
1923-D  $20PCGS MS-64 0
1923 D  $20NGC MS-65 2070
1924   $20NGC MS-65 2100
1925  $20PCGS MS-65+ 1780
1926  $20PCGS MS-65 1780
1928  $20PCGS MS-66 2415
2009 ULTRA HIGH American Eagle  G$20NGC MS-70 Call



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.