Double Eagles - Liberty, TYPE 1
 DATEGRADEDESCRIPTIONPRICE
1850   $20NGC XF-45 $ 3230
1853   $20NGC VF-35 1785
1853   $20NGC AU-58 3180
1861  $20PCGS XF-45 2180
1861-S  $20PCGS XF-45 2430

Double Eagles - Liberty, TYPE 2
 DATEGRADEDESCRIPTIONPRICE
1869 S  $20NGC AU-50 $ 2080
1873 Closed 3 $20PCGS AU-55 2835
1873 Open 3 $20PCGS AU-53 1455
1873 Open 3 $20PCGS MS-60 1490
1873 Open 3 $20PCGS MS-61 1740
1873 Open 3 $20PCGS MS-62 2215
1873 OPEN 3 Open 3  $20NGC MS-61 1740
1873 OPEN 3 Open 3  $20NGC MS-62 2215
1873-S Closed 3 $20PCGS MS-61 2635
1875 S  $20NGC AU-53 1485

Double Eagles - Liberty, TYPE 3
 DATEGRADEDESCRIPTIONPRICE
1878  $20PCGS MS-62 $ 2685
1879 S  $20NGC AU-55 1321
1883-S  $20PCGS MS-61 1545
1887 S  $20NGC MS-61 2335
1888  $20PCGS AU-58 1321
1889  $20PCGS MS-62 3635
1889-S  $20PCGS MS-62 1635
1891 S  $20NGC MS-61 1355
1893   $20NGC MS-61 1355
1893  $20PCGS MS-61 1355
1894  $20PCGS MS-61 1355
1894  $20PCGS MS-62 1360
1894 S  $20NGC MS-60 1335
1895   $20NGC MS-60 1335
1895  $20PCGS MS-61 1355
1895   $20NGC MS-62 1360
1895 S  $20NGC AU-55 1321
1895 S  $20NGC MS-60 1335
1896   $20NGC MS-61 1355
1896  $20PCGS MS-61 1355
1896  $20PCGS MS-64 2180
1897  $20PCGS MS-61 1355
1897  $20PCGS MS-62 1360
1897-S  $20PCGS MS-60 1335
1897-S  $20PCGS MS-62 1360
1899  $20PCGS MS-61 1355
1899  $20PCGS MS-63 1550
1900  $20PCGS MS-61 1355
1900   $20NGC MS-63 1440
1900  $20PCGS MS-63 1440
1900  $20PCGS MS-64 1560
1900-S  $20PCGS MS-61 1355
1901  $20PCGS MS-61 1355
1902-S  $20PCGS MS-60 1335
1903   $20NGC MS-61 1355
1903  $20PCGS MS-61 1355
1903  $20PCGS MS-62 1360
1903  $20PCGS MS-63 1440
1904   $20NGC AU-55 1321
1904   $20NGC MS-60 1335
1904   $20NGC MS-61 1355
1904  $20PCGS MS-61 1355
1904  $20PCGS MS-62 1360
1904   $20NGC MS-63 1440
1904  $20PCGS MS-63 1440
1904   $20NGC MS-64 1560
1904  $20PCGS MS-64 1560
1904   $20NGC MS-64+ 1700
1904 S  $20NGC MS-60 1335
1904 S  $20NGC MS-63 1440
1904-S  $20PCGS MS-63 1440
1907  $20PCGS MS-61 1355
1907  $20PCGS MS-62 1360
1907  $20PCGS MS-63 1440
1907  Liberty Type  $20NGC MS-63 1440
1907 D  $20NGC MS-62 1360

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 $ 1615
1907  $20PCGS MS-62 1615
1907  $20PCGS MS-62 1615
1907  $20PCGS MS-63 1760
1907  $20PCGS MS-65 3285
1907  $20PCGS MS-65 3285
1907  $20PCGS MS-65 3285
1907 SAINT GAUDENS  $20NGC MS-63 1760
1908   $20NGC MS-62 1365
1908  $20PCGS MS-63 1385
1908  $20PCGS MS-64 1435
1908   $20NGC MS-65 1640
1908 D NO MOTTO  $20NGC MS-64 1800

Double Eagles - Saint-Gaudens, MOTTO
 DATEGRADEDESCRIPTIONPRICE
1908   $20NGC MS-61 $ 1850
1909 S  $20NGC MS-61 1360
1909 S  $20NGC MS-63 1700
1910   $20NGC MS-61 1360
1910   $20NGC MS-63 1385
1910   $20NGC MS-64 1955
1910 D  $20NGC AU-58 1326
1910-D  $20PCGS MS-63 1450
1910 S  $20NGC MS-60 1340
1911  $20PCGS MS-62 1650
1911 D  $20NGC MS-61 1360
1911 D  $20NGC MS-63 1510
1911-D  $20PCGS MS-64 1805
1911 S  $20NGC MS-61 1360
1911 S  $20NGC MS-62 1365
1911 S  $20NGC MS-63 1500
1911-S  $20PCGS MS-63 1500
1912   $20NGC AU-58 1326
1914 D  $20NGC MS-61 1360
1914 D  $20NGC MS-63 1385
1914-D  $20PCGS MS-64 1730
1914 S  $20NGC MS-61 1360
1914 S  $20NGC MS-63 1385
1914 S  $20NGC MS-64 1470
1914-S  $20PCGS MS-64 1470
1915 S  $20NGC MS-64 1490
1915-S  $20PCGS MS-64 1490
1916 S  $20NGC AU-58 1326
1920   $20NGC MS-61 1360
1922   $20NGC MS-61 1360
1922   $20NGC MS-63 1385
1922  $20PCGS MS-63 1385
1922   $20NGC MS-64 1470
1923   $20NGC MS-63 1385
1923  $20PCGS MS-63 1385
1923  $20PCGS MS-64 1435
1923 D  $20NGC MS-61 1360
1923-D  $20PCGS MS-63 1490
1923 D  $20NGC MS-64 1520
1924   $20NGC MS-60 1340
1924   $20NGC MS-61 1360
1924   $20NGC MS-62 1365
1924  $20PCGS MS-63 1385
1924   $20NGC MS-64 1435
1924  $20PCGS MS-64 1435
1924   $20NGC MS-65 1635
1924  $20PCGS MS-65 1635
1924   $20NGC MS-65+ 1830
1924   $20NGC MS-65+ 1830
1924  $20PCGS MS-65+ 1830
1925   $20NGC AU-58 1326
1925   $20NGC MS-61 1360
1925   $20NGC MS-62 1365
1925   $20NGC MS-63 1385
1925  $20PCGS MS-64 1435
1925  $20PCGS MS-65 1635
1926   $20NGC MS-64 1435
1927  $20PCGS AU-55 1326
1927   $20NGC MS-61 1360
1927   $20NGC MS-62 1365
1927   $20NGC MS-63 1385
1927  $20PCGS MS-63 1385
1927  $20PCGS MS-64 1435
1927   $20NGC MS-65 1635
1927  $20PCGS MS-65 1635
1928   $20NGC MS-61 1360
1928  $20PCGS MS-61 1360
1928   $20NGC MS-62 1365
1928   $20NGC MS-63 1385
1928  $20PCGS MS-64 1435



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.