Double Eagles - Liberty, TYPE 1
 DATEGRADEDESCRIPTIONPRICE
1851  $20PCGS AU-50 $ 2605
1851-O  $20PCGS AU-50 7515
1853  $20PCGS AU-55 3560
1857 S  $20NGC XF-40 2015
1857 S  $20NGC XF-45 2165
1858   $20NGC AU-55 4265
1860   $20NGC AU-53 2780
1860 S  $20NGC VF-35 1850
1861   $20NGC XF-40 2165
1861  $20PCGS AU-58+ 4300
1863-S  $20PCGS AU-50 2870

Double Eagles - Liberty, TYPE 2
 DATEGRADEDESCRIPTIONPRICE
1867  $20PCGS MS-61 $ 6475
1873  Open 3  $20NGC MS-62 2605
1873 Open 3 $20PCGS AU-58 1465
1873 Open 3 $20PCGS MS-60 1670
1873 Open 3 $20PCGS MS-61 1740
1873 Open 3 $20PCGS MS-62 2550
1873 OPEN 3 Open 3  $20NGC MS-60 1670
1873 OPEN 3 Open 3  $20NGC MS-61 1740
1874-S  $20PCGS AU-58 1565
1876  $20PCGS MS-60 1805
1876-S  $20PCGS AU-55 1465
1876 S  $20NGC MS-61 1980
1876-S  $20PCGS MS-61 1980

Double Eagles - Liberty, TYPE 3
 DATEGRADEDESCRIPTIONPRICE
1883-S  $20PCGS AU-58 $ 1465
1884-CC  $20PCGS MS-61 16070
1885-S  $20PCGS MS-61 1580
1885-S  $20PCGS MS-61 1580
1888-S  $20PCGS MS-61 1615
1891-S  $20PCGS MS-61 1470
1892 S  $20NGC MS-60 1455
1892-S  $20PCGS MS-61 1470
1893   $20NGC MS-61 1470
1893  $20PCGS MS-62 1480
1893 S  $20NGC MS-60 1455
1893-S  $20PCGS MS-61 1470
1893-S  $20PCGS MS-62 1480
1894   $20NGC MS-60 1455
1894   $20NGC MS-61 1470
1894  $20PCGS MS-64 4235
1895   $20NGC MS-60 1455
1895   $20NGC MS-61 1470
1895  $20PCGS MS-61 1470
1895   $20NGC MS-62 1480
1895   $20NGC MS-63 1845
1895  $20PCGS MS-64+ 4585
1895 S  $20NGC MS-61 1470
1895-S  $20PCGS MS-63 1915
1896  $20PCGS MS-61 1470
1896   $20NGC MS-63 1460
1896 S  $20NGC MS-61 1470
1897  $20PCGS MS-61 1470
1897   $20NGC MS-62 1480
1897  $20PCGS MS-63 1740
1897 S  $20NGC MS-61 1470
1897 S  $20NGC MS-62 1480
1898  $20PCGS MS-62 1915
1898 S  $20NGC MS-60 1455
1898 S  $20NGC MS-61 1470
1898 S  $20NGC MS-62 1480
1898-S  $20PCGS MS-63 1640
1899  $20PCGS MS-61 1470
1899   $20NGC MS-62 1480
1899  $20PCGS MS-62 1480
1899  $20PCGS MS-63 1665
1899  $20PCGS MS-63 1665
1899  $20PCGS MS-63 1665
1899 S  $20NGC AU-58 1454
1899-S  $20PCGS MS-61 1470
1899-S  $20PCGS MS-62 1480
1900   $20NGC MS-60 1455
1900  $20PCGS MS-61 1470
1900   $20NGC MS-62 1480
1900  $20PCGS MS-62 1480
1900 S  $20NGC MS-60 1455
1900-S  $20PCGS MS-61 1470
1901  $20PCGS MS-63 1720
1901  $20PCGS MS-64 1985
1901  $20PCGS MS-64 1985
1901-S  $20PCGS MS-62 1480
1902 S  $20NGC MS-60 1455
1903   $20NGC MS-62 1480
1903 S  $20NGC MS-60 1455
1903 S  $20NGC MS-61 1470
1904   $20NGC MS-60 1455
1904   $20NGC MS-61 PL PL1904 $20 LIBERTY NGC MS-61 PROOFLIKE2090
1904   $20NGC MS-61 1470
1904  $20PCGS MS-61 1470
1904   $20NGC MS-62 1480
1904  $20PCGS MS-62 1480
1904   $20NGC MS-63 1595
1904  $20PCGS MS-63 1595
1904   $20NGC MS-65 2500
1904  $20PCGS MS-65 2500
1904 S  $20NGC MS-61 1470
1904 S  $20NGC MS-62 1480
1904-S  $20PCGS MS-62 1480
1904 S  $20NGC MS-63 1595
1905 S  $20NGC AU-58 1454
1906 D  $20NGC MS-63 3220
1907  $20PCGS MS-61 1470
1907  $20PCGS MS-62 1480
1907  $20PCGS MS-63 1595
1907  Liberty Type  $20NGC MS-61 1470
1907  Liberty Type  $20NGC MS-62 1480

Double Eagles - Saint-Gaudens, NO MOTTO
 DATEGRADEDESCRIPTIONPRICE
1907   $20NGC MS-61 $ 1595
1907  $20PCGS MS-62 1765
1907  $20PCGS MS-63 1875
1907  $20PCGS MS-64 2530
1907  $20PCGS MS-64 2310
1907 SAINT GAUDENS  $20NGC MS-62 1585
1907 SAINT GAUDENS  $20NGC MS-62 1510
1907 SAINT GAUDENS  $20NGC MS-62 1510
1908   $20NGC MS-62 1480
1908   $20NGC MS-63 1505
1908  $20PCGS MS-63 1505
1908   $20NGC MS-64 1545
1908  $20PCGS MS-64 1545
1908   $20NGC MS-66 2350
1908   $20NGC MS-66 2350
1908 D NO MOTTO  $20NGC MS-62 1525

Double Eagles - Saint-Gaudens, MOTTO
 DATEGRADEDESCRIPTIONPRICE
1909-S  $20PCGS MS-64 $ 1910
1910-D  $20PCGS MS-63 1550
1910 D  $20NGC MS-64 1760
1910-S  $20PCGS MS-64 2200
1911  $20PCGS MS-63 Better date in MS 63 and better, w/soft golden lustre2125
1911-D  $20PCGS MS-63 1535
1911-D  $20PCGS MS-64 1610
1911 D  $20NGC MS-65 2100
1911 D  $20NGC MS-65 2100
1912   $20NGC AU-58 1454
1912  $20PCGS MS-62 1745
1913   $20NGC MS-61 1560
1913  $20PCGS MS-62 1745
1913  $20PCGS MS-62 1745
1913  $20PCGS MS-63 2175
1914-S  $20PCGS MS-63 1505
1914-S  $20PCGS MS-64 1550
1915   $20NGC MS-61 1700
1915  $20PCGS MS-61 1700
1915   $20NGC MS-62 1685
1915  $20PCGS MS-62 1685
1915-S  $20PCGS MS-64 1610
1920  $20PCGS MS-63 1695
1920  $20PCGS MS-63 1695
1920  $20PCGS MS-63 1695
1920  $20PCGS MS-63 1695
1920  $20PCGS MS-63 1695
1920  $20PCGS MS-63 1695
1920  $20PCGS MS-64 3250
1922   $20NGC MS-60 1455
1922   $20NGC MS-62 1480
1922   $20NGC MS-63 1505
1922  $20PCGS MS-63 1505
1922   $20NGC MS-64 1545
1922  $20PCGS MS-64 1545
1922  $20PCGS MS-64 1545
1923  $20PCGS MS-64 1545
1923   $20NGC MS-65 3950
1923-D  $20PCGS MS-64 1555
1923-D  $20PCGS MS-65 1910
1923-D  $20PCGS MS-65 1910
1923-D  $20PCGS MS-65 1910
1923-D  $20PCGS MS-65 1910
1924   $20NGC MS-61 1470
1924  $20PCGS MS-61 1470
1924   $20NGC MS-62 1480
1924  $20PCGS MS-62 1480
1924   $20NGC MS-63 1505
1924  $20PCGS MS-63 1505
1924   $20NGC MS-64 1545
1924  $20PCGS MS-64 1545
1924   $20NGC MS-65 1700
1924  $20PCGS MS-65 1700
1924  $20PCGS MS-66 2150
1925   $20NGC MS-62 1480
1925  $20PCGS MS-62 1480
1925   $20NGC MS-64 1545
1925  $20PCGS MS-64 1545
1926   $20NGC MS-64 1545
1926  $20PCGS MS-64 1545
1926  $20PCGS MS-65 1700
1927  $20PCGS MS-61 1470
1927   $20NGC MS-62 1480
1927   $20NGC MS-63 1505
1927  $20PCGS MS-63 1505
1927   $20NGC MS-64 1545
1927  $20PCGS MS-64 1545
1927   $20NGC MS-65 1700
1927  $20PCGS MS-65 1700
1927   $20NGC MS-66 2150
1927  $20PCGS MS-66 2150
1928  $20PCGS MS-63 1505
1928   $20NGC MS-64 1545
1928  $20PCGS MS-64 1545



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.