Double Eagles - Liberty, TYPE 1
 DATEGRADEDESCRIPTIONPRICE
1850   $20NGC XF-45 $ 3165
1850 O  $20NGC AU-53 0
1850-O  $20PCGS AU-53 17250
1852  $20PCGS AU-53 2015
1852/1852   $20NGC XF-40 VP-001,FS-3011840
1853   $20NGC VF-35 1815
1853   $20NGC AU-53 1985
1853  $20PCGS AU-55 2300
1853/53  VP-002  $20NGC XF-45 2130
1853 O  $20NGC AU-55 16100
1854/1854 SMALL DATE VP-001  $20NGC XF-40 1955
1854/1854 SMALL DATE VP-001  $20NGC XF-45 2130
1854/1854 SMALL DATE VP-001  $20NGC XF-45 2130
1854/1854 SMALL DATE VP-001  $20NGC AU-50 2100
1855-S  $20PCGS AU-53 2300
1855-S  $20PCGS AU-58 3450
1856 S  $20NGC AU-53 2160
1857   $20NGC AU-50 2015
1857 S  $20NGC XF-40 1840
1857 S  $20NGC AU-53 1900
1858  $20PCGS XF-45 2330
1858-O  $20PCGS AU-55 34500
1859 O  $20NGC AU-58 83375
1859 S DDO DDO FS-011 $20NGC MS-60 9200
1861  $20PCGS XF-45 1815
1861  $20PCGS AU-53 2015
1861  $20PCGS AU-58 2645
1861-S  $20PCGS XF-45 1900
1862 86/86 S VP-001  $20NGC XF-45 2185
1862 86/86 S VP-001  $20NGC AU-53 2475
1863-S  $20PCGS AU-53 2560
1863-S  $20PCGS MS-62 0

Double Eagles - Liberty, TYPE 2
 DATEGRADEDESCRIPTIONPRICE
1857 S LARGE S  $20NGC AU-53 $ 1955
1869 S  $20NGC AU-50 1670
1870-S  $20PCGS MS-60 4315
1871 S  $20NGC AU-53 1495
1873  Open 3  $20NGC MS-62 1900
1873  Open 3  $20NGC MS-62 1900
1873 Open 3 $20PCGS MS-60 1495
1873 Open 3 $20PCGS MS-61 1585
1873 Open 3 $20PCGS MS-61 1555
1873 Open 3 $20PCGS MS-61 1555
1873 Open 3 $20PCGS MS-62 2070
1873 OPEN 3 Open 3  $20NGC MS-61 1555
1873 OPEN 3 Open 3  $20NGC MS-62 1900
1874-CC  $20PCGS AU-55 8740
1874-S  $20PCGS MS-62 4140
1875 S  $20NGC MS-61 1725
1875-S  $20PCGS MS-61 1725
1876-S  $20PCGS MS-62 2185

Double Eagles - Liberty, TYPE 3
 DATEGRADEDESCRIPTIONPRICE
1878   $20NGC MS-61 $ 1640
1879-S  $20PCGS MS-61 3220
1880  $20PCGS XF-45 1785
1882 CC  $20NGC AU-55 6095
1882-CC  $20PCGS MS-60 11500
1882-S  $20PCGS MS-62 2415
1883-S  $20PCGS MS-62 1700
1888   $20NGC MS-61 1900
1888 DDR VP-001  $20NGC MS-63 9950
1888-S  $20PCGS MS-61 1495
1890 CC  $20NGC VF-25 2705
1891-S  $20PCGS MS-63 1930
1892-S  $20PCGS MS-62 1495
1893 CC  $20NGC MS-61 11790
1894  $20PCGS MS-63 1610
1894   $20NGC MS-64 3220
1895  $20PCGS MS-64 2300
1895 S  $20NGC MS-63 1815
1896  $20PCGS MS-64 2415
1896/1896   $20NGC MS-61 VP-0011585
1898 S  $20NGC MS-63 1555
1898-S  $20PCGS MS-64 1985
1899  $20PCGS MS-64 1900
1899  $20PCGS MS-64+ 2215
1900  $20PCGS MS-65+ 4890
1901   $20NGC MS-64 1840
1901   $20NGC MS-64 1840
1901  $20PCGS MS-64 1840
1902   $20NGC MS-60 1900
1903  $20PCGS MS-65 3280
1903 S  $20NGC MS-63 1525
1903-S  $20PCGS MS-63 1525
1904   $20NGC MS-63 PL PL2215
1904  $20PCGS MS-64 1955
1904  $20PCGS MS-64+ 2015
1905  $20PCGS MS-63 8625
1905  $20PCGS MS-64 0
1906-S  $20PCGS MS-63 1870
1906-S  $20PCGS MS-64 3680
1907  Liberty Type  $20NGC MS-64 1985
1907-D  $20PCGS MS-65 5290
1907 S  $20NGC MS-62 1640

Double Eagles - Saint-Gaudens, HIGH RELIEF
 DATEGRADEDESCRIPTIONPRICE
1907 High Relief-Flat Ed. $20PCGS Genuine $ 8625
1907 High Relief-Wire Ed. $20PCGS MS-62 18400
1907 High Relief-Wire Ed. $20PCGS MS-64+ 31625
1907 High Relief-Wire Ed. $20PCGS MS-65 0
1907 High Relief-Wire Ed. $20PCGS Genuine 8625
1907 HIGH RELIEF High Relief Wire Rim  $20NGC MS-65 43700

Double Eagles - Saint-Gaudens, NO MOTTO
 DATEGRADEDESCRIPTIONPRICE
1907  $20PCGS MS-63 $ 1900
1907  $20PCGS MS-64 2070
1907  $20PCGS MS-64 2130
1907  $20PCGS MS-64 2130
1907  $20PCGS MS-65 3335
1907 SAINT   $20NGC MS-63+ 1900
1908   $20NGC MS-65 Wells Fargo!2015
1908  $20PCGS MS-65 2015
1908   $20NGC MS-66 2530
1908  $20PCGS MS-66 Wells Fargo!2530
1908  $20PCGS MS-66+ 2760
1908 D  $20NGC MS-63 1610
1908-D  $20PCGS MS-63 1610
1908 NM Wells Fargo Nev Gold $20PCGS MS-65 2015

Double Eagles - Saint-Gaudens, MOTTO
 DATEGRADEDESCRIPTIONPRICE
1908  $20PCGS MS-64+ $ 4230
1909  $20PCGS MS-63 2415
1909/8  $20PCGS MS-62 3050
1909 S/S VP-003  $20NGC MS-61 1725
1909 S/S VP-003  $20NGC MS-63 2015
1910-S  $20PCGS MS-64 2070
1911  $20PCGS MS-62 1610
1911-D  $20PCGS MS-64 1555
1911 D  $20NGC MS-65 2160
1911-D  $20PCGS MS-65 2160
1911-D  $20PCGS MS-65 2160
1911 D/D $20PCGS MS-64+ RPM FS-5012415
1911 D/D D/D FS-1911.5 $20NGC MS-62 1725
1911 D/D D/D FS-1911.5 $20NGC MS-65 2675
1911 S  $20NGC MS-63 1610
1911-S  $20PCGS MS-63 1610
1911-S  $20PCGS MS-63 1610
1911-S  $20PCGS MS-64 1785
1913   $20NGC MS-61 1610
1913  $20PCGS MS-63 2185
1913-D  $20PCGS MS-64 2070
1913-S  $20PCGS MS-63 4025
1914   $20NGC MS-62 1930
1914 S  $20NGC MS-64 1555
1914-S  $20PCGS MS-64 1555
1914-S  $20PCGS MS-64 1555
1914-S  $20PCGS MS-65 2160
1915   $20NGC MS-61 1670
1915  $20PCGS MS-62 2015
1920  $20PCGS MS-62 1495
1920  $20PCGS MS-63 1670
1922  $20PCGS MS-64 1670
1922  $20PCGS MS-64+ 1955
1922   $20NGC MS-65 3105
1923-D  $20PCGS MS-64 1670
1923 D  $20NGC MS-65 2070
1923-D  $20PCGS MS-65 2070
1923-D  $20PCGS MS-66 2820
1924   $20NGC MS-64 1640
1926  $20PCGS MS-65 1815
1926  $20PCGS MS-65+ 2070
1926   $20NGC MS-66 3050
1927  $20PCGS MS-65 2100
1928   $20NGC MS-65 2100
1928  $20PCGS MS-65 2100
1928   $20NGC MS-66 2415
1928  $20PCGS MS-66 2415



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.