Double Eagles - Liberty, TYPE 2
 DATEGRADEDESCRIPTIONPRICE
1867  $20PCGS MS-61 $ 7075
1873  Open 3  $20NGC MS-62 2540
1873 Open 3 $20PCGS MS-61 1675
1873 Open 3 $20PCGS MS-61 1675
1873 OPEN 3 Open 3  $20NGC MS-60 1615

Double Eagles - Liberty, TYPE 3
 DATEGRADEDESCRIPTIONPRICE
1892 S  $20NGC MS-60 $ 1395
1893 S  $20NGC MS-60 1395
1893 S  $20NGC MS-61 1395
1893-S  $20PCGS MS-62 1410
1894  $20PCGS MS-61 1395
1894  $20PCGS MS-62 1410
1895   $20NGC MS-60 1395
1895  $20PCGS MS-61 1395
1895  $20PCGS MS-62 1410
1895 S  $20NGC MS-62 1410
1895-S  $20PCGS MS-62 1410
1896  $20PCGS MS-61 1395
1896  $20PCGS MS-62 1410
1896 S  $20NGC MS-61 1395
1896 S  $20NGC MS-62 1410
1896-S  $20PCGS MS-62 1410
1897   $20NGC MS-61 1395
1897  $20PCGS MS-61 1395
1897 S  $20NGC MS-61 1395
1897 S  $20NGC MS-62 1410
1897-S  $20PCGS MS-62 1410
1898 S  $20NGC MS-60 1395
1898 S  $20NGC MS-61 1395
1898-S  $20PCGS MS-62 1410
1899  $20PCGS MS-61 1395
1899  $20PCGS MS-62 1410
1899 S  $20NGC MS-61 1395
1899-S  $20PCGS MS-62 1410
1900   $20NGC MS-60 1395
1900   $20NGC MS-61 1395
1900  $20PCGS MS-61 1395
1900  $20PCGS MS-62 1410
1900   $20NGC MS-63 1430
1900  $20PCGS MS-63 1430
1900  $20PCGS MS-64 1600
1900 S  $20NGC MS-60 1395
1900 S  $20NGC MS-61 1395
1902 S  $20NGC MS-60 1395
1903 S  $20NGC MS-60 1395
1904   $20NGC MS-60 1395
1904   $20NGC MS-61 PL PL1904 $20 LIBERTY NGC MS-61 PROOFLIKE2025
1904   $20NGC MS-61 1395
1904  $20PCGS MS-61 1395
1904   $20NGC MS-62 1410
1904  $20PCGS MS-62 1410
1904   $20NGC MS-63 1430
1904  $20PCGS MS-63 1430
1904  $20PCGS MS-64 1600
1904 S  $20NGC MS-63+ 1565
1904-S  $20PCGS MS-64 1600
1905 S  $20NGC AU-55 1384
1907  $20PCGS MS-61 1395
1907  $20PCGS MS-62 1410
1907  Liberty Type  $20NGC MS-61 1395

Double Eagles - Saint-Gaudens, HIGH RELIEF
 DATEGRADEDESCRIPTIONPRICE
1907 High Relief-Wire Ed. $20PCGS Genuine $ 9500

Double Eagles - Saint-Gaudens, NO MOTTO
 DATEGRADEDESCRIPTIONPRICE
1907 SAINT GAUDENS  $20NGC MS-62 $ 1515
1907 SAINT GAUDENS  $20NGC MS-62 1510
1908   $20NGC MS-62 1400
1908  $20PCGS MS-62 1400
1908   $20NGC MS-63 1425
1908  $20PCGS MS-63 1425
1908  $20PCGS MS-64 1455

Double Eagles - Saint-Gaudens, MOTTO
 DATEGRADEDESCRIPTIONPRICE
1908  $20PCGS MS-62 $ 1775
1910  $20PCGS MS-63 1425
1911-S  $20PCGS AU-58 1389
1914 S  $20NGC MS-62 1400
1914 S  $20NGC MS-63 1425
1914-S  $20PCGS MS-63 1425
1915  $20PCGS MS-61 1635
1920   $20NGC AU-58 1389
1920  $20PCGS MS-62 1400
1920  $20PCGS MS-63 1620
1920  $20PCGS MS-63 1620
1920  $20PCGS MS-63 1620
1920  $20PCGS MS-63 1620
1922   $20NGC MS-62 1400
1922  $20PCGS MS-62 1400
1922   $20NGC MS-63 1425
1922  $20PCGS MS-63 1425
1923   $20NGC MS-61 1395
1923  $20PCGS MS-61 1395
1923   $20NGC MS-62 1400
1923  $20PCGS MS-62 1400
1923   $20NGC MS-63 1425
1924   $20NGC MS-62 1400
1924   $20NGC MS-63 1425
1924   $20NGC MS-63 1425
1924  $20PCGS MS-63 1425
1924   $20NGC MS-64 1455
1924  $20PCGS MS-64 1455
1924  $20PCGS MS-65 1695
1925   $20NGC MS-62 1400
1925   $20NGC MS-63 1425
1925  $20PCGS MS-63 1425
1925  $20PCGS MS-64+ 1550
1925  $20PCGS MS-65 1695
1926   $20NGC MS-61 1395
1926   $20NGC MS-62 1400
1926   $20NGC MS-63 1425
1926  $20PCGS MS-63 1425
1927   $20NGC MS-62 1400
1927  $20PCGS MS-62 1400
1927   $20NGC MS-63 1425
1927  $20PCGS MS-63 1425
1927  $20PCGS MS-64 1455
1928   $20NGC MS-62 1400
1928  $20PCGS MS-62 1400
1928   $20NGC MS-63 1425
1928  $20PCGS MS-63 1425
1928  $20PCGS MS-64 1455



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.