Double Eagles - Liberty, TYPE 1
 DATEGRADEDESCRIPTIONPRICE
1853  $20PCGS AU-55 $ 3485
1855 S  $20NGC AU-55 4155
1857   $20NGC AU-50 2435
1857 S  $20NGC XF-40 1940
1857-S  $20PCGS AU-55 2950
1858   $20NGC AU-55 4190
1860   $20NGC AU-53 2705
1863-S  $20PCGS AU-50 2795

Double Eagles - Liberty, TYPE 2
 DATEGRADEDESCRIPTIONPRICE
1872-S  $20PCGS MS-60 $ 3715
1873 Open 3 $20PCGS AU-58 1385
1873 Open 3 $20PCGS MS-60 1605
1873 Open 3 $20PCGS MS-60 1605
1873 OPEN 3 Open 3  $20NGC MS-60 1605
1873 OPEN 3 Open 3  $20NGC MS-61 1680
1873 OPEN 3 Open 3  $20NGC MS-61 1675
1873 S OPEN 3 Open 3  $20NGC AU-58 2820
1874-S  $20PCGS AU-58 1485
1876 S  $20NGC AU-58 Mint Error 1770
1876 S  $20NGC MS-61 1915
1876-S  $20PCGS MS-61 1915

Double Eagles - Liberty, TYPE 3
 DATEGRADEDESCRIPTIONPRICE
1877   $20NGC MS-60 $ 1720
1877  $20PCGS MS-61 2215
1877   $20NGC MS-62 3580
1880   $20NGC AU-50 1880
1883-S  $20PCGS AU-58 1385
1885 S  $20NGC MS-61 1620
1885-S  $20PCGS MS-61 1620
1885 S  $20NGC MS-62 1765
1888-S  $20PCGS MS-61 1550
1894  $20PCGS AU-58 1369
1894  $20PCGS MS-63+ 1365
1899   $20NGC MS-64 2210
1899   $20NGC MS-64 2210
1899 S  $20NGC MS-62 1420
1899-S  $20PCGS MS-62 1420
1900   $20NGC MS-62 1420
1900  $20PCGS MS-62 1420
1900  $20PCGS MS-64 1665
1901   $20NGC MS-63 1590
1903   $20NGC AU-58 1369
1903   $20NGC MS-62 1420
1903-S  $20PCGS MS-62 1420
1904   $20NGC AU-58 1369
1904   $20NGC MS-60 1380
1904   $20NGC MS-61 1395
1904  $20PCGS MS-61 1395
1904  $20PCGS MS-61 1395
1904   $20NGC MS-62 1420
1904  $20PCGS MS-62 1420
1904  $20PCGS MS-63 1490
1904  $20PCGS MS-64 1665
1904   $20NGC MS-65 2620
1904-S  $20PCGS MS-62 1420
1904-S  $20PCGS MS-63 1490
1904-S  $20PCGS MS-64 1665
1906-D  $20PCGS MS-64 5000
1907  $20PCGS MS-62 1420
1907  Liberty Type  $20NGC MS-62 1420

Double Eagles - Saint-Gaudens, NO MOTTO
 DATEGRADEDESCRIPTIONPRICE
1907 SAINT GAUDENS  $20NGC MS-62 $ 1615
1908   $20NGC MS-62 1425
1908  $20PCGS MS-62 1425
1908   $20NGC MS-64 1480
1908  $20PCGS MS-65 1705
1908  $20PCGS MS-66 2250

Double Eagles - Saint-Gaudens, MOTTO
 DATEGRADEDESCRIPTIONPRICE
1908  $20PCGS MS-64 $ 4000
1909 D  $20NGC MS-65 30000
1910   $20NGC MS-62 1420
1910  $20PCGS MS-62 1420
1910-D  $20PCGS MS-62 1420
1910-S  $20PCGS MS-64 2250
1911 D  $20NGC MS-61 1400
1911-D  $20PCGS MS-65 2280
1911-D  $20PCGS MS-65 2095
1914 S  $20NGC MS-62 1420
1914-S  $20PCGS MS-62 1420
1920   $20NGC MS-62 1420
1920  $20PCGS MS-62 1420
1920  $20PCGS MS-63 1675
1920  $20PCGS MS-63 1675
1922  $20PCGS MS-62 1420
1922   $20NGC MS-64 1400
1922   $20NGC MS-64 1400
1923   $20NGC MS-62 1420
1923  $20PCGS MS-62 1420
1923   $20NGC MS-65 3950
1923-D  $20PCGS MS-64 1590
1923 D  $20NGC MS-65 1905
1923-D  $20PCGS MS-65 1905
1923-D  $20PCGS MS-65 1905
1923-D  $20PCGS MS-65 1905
1924   $20NGC MS-61 1400
1924  $20PCGS MS-61 1400
1924   $20NGC MS-64 1475
1924   $20NGC MS-65 1695
1924  $20PCGS MS-65 1695
1924   $20NGC MS-66 2250
1924  $20PCGS MS-66 2250
1924  $20PCGS MS-66 2250
1925   $20NGC MS-65 1695
1927   $20NGC MS-63 1425
1927  $20PCGS MS-63 1425
1927   $20NGC MS-64 1475
1927   $20NGC MS-65 1695
1927  $20PCGS MS-65 1695
1928  $20PCGS MS-63 1425
1928   $20NGC MS-64 1475
1928  $20PCGS MS-66 2250



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.