Double Eagles - Liberty, TYPE 1
 DATEGRADEDESCRIPTIONPRICE
1861  $20PCGS MS-61 $ 4545

Double Eagles - Liberty, TYPE 2
 DATEGRADEDESCRIPTIONPRICE
1873 Open 3 $20PCGS AU-58 $ 0
1873 OPEN 3 Open 3  $20NGC MS-60 0
1873 OPEN 3 Open 3  $20NGC MS-63 4140
1873 S  $20NGC AU-58 0
1875   $20NGC AU-58 Tough P-mint Type II0
1876 S  $20NGC MS-60 0
1876-S  $20PCGS MS-60 0

Double Eagles - Liberty, TYPE 3
 DATEGRADEDESCRIPTIONPRICE
1885 S  $20NGC MS-61 $ 0
1889-S  $20PCGS MS-61 0
1898   $20NGC MS-61 0

Double Eagles - Saint-Gaudens, NO MOTTO
 DATEGRADEDESCRIPTIONPRICE
1908   $20NGC MS-65 Wells Fargo$ 0

Double Eagles - Saint-Gaudens, MOTTO
 DATEGRADEDESCRIPTIONPRICE
1910-D  $20PCGS MS-66 $ 6785



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.