Double Eagles - Liberty, TYPE 1
 DATEGRADEDESCRIPTIONPRICE
1857 S  $20NGC XF-40 $ 1970
1857 S  $20NGC XF-45 2120
1860   $20NGC AU-53 2740
1860 S  $20NGC VF-35 1850

Double Eagles - Liberty, TYPE 2
 DATEGRADEDESCRIPTIONPRICE
1873  Open 3  $20NGC MS-62 $ 2570
1873 Open 3 $20PCGS AU-58 1415
1873 Open 3 $20PCGS MS-60 1630
1873 Open 3 $20PCGS MS-60 1590
1873 Open 3 $20PCGS MS-61 1705
1873 OPEN 3 Open 3  $20NGC MS-60 1630
1873 OPEN 3 Open 3  $20NGC MS-61 1705
1873 OPEN 3 Open 3  $20NGC MS-61 1700
1874-S  $20PCGS AU-58 1515
1876  $20PCGS MS-60 1765
1876 S  $20NGC MS-61 1940
1876-S  $20PCGS MS-61 1940

Double Eagles - Liberty, TYPE 3
 DATEGRADEDESCRIPTIONPRICE
1877  $20PCGS AU-58 $ 1403
1878   $20NGC MS-60 1410
1883-CC  $20PCGS MS-61 13000
1883-S  $20PCGS AU-58 1415
1884-S  $20PCGS AU-58 1403
1885-S  $20PCGS MS-61 1540
1888-S  $20PCGS AU-58 1403
1888-S  $20PCGS MS-61 1575
1888-S  $20PCGS MS-61 1575
1892 S  $20NGC MS-60 1410
1893 S  $20NGC MS-60 1410
1894   $20NGC MS-60 1410
1895  $20PCGS AU-58 1403
1895   $20NGC MS-60 1410
1895   $20NGC MS-63 1785
1896   $20NGC MS-63 1400
1897  $20PCGS MS-62 1440
1897-S  $20PCGS AU-55 1403
1897 S  $20NGC MS-62 1440
1897-S  $20PCGS MS-63 1700
1898 S  $20NGC MS-60 1410
1898 S  $20NGC MS-62 1440
1899  $20PCGS AU-58 1403
1899   $20NGC MS-63 1605
1899   $20NGC MS-63 1605
1899   $20NGC MS-63 1605
1899   $20NGC MS-63 1605
1899   $20NGC MS-63 1605
1899   $20NGC MS-63 1605
1899   $20NGC MS-64 2195
1899   $20NGC MS-64 2195
1899  $20PCGS MS-64 2195
1899 S  $20NGC AU-58 1403
1899-S  $20PCGS MS-61 1425
1899 S  $20NGC MS-63 1730
1900  $20PCGS AU-58 1403
1900   $20NGC MS-60 1410
1900   $20NGC MS-62 1440
1900  $20PCGS MS-62 1440
1900-S  $20PCGS AU-58 1403
1900 S  $20NGC MS-60 1410
1900 S  $20NGC MS-62 1440
1901  $20PCGS MS-63 1660
1901  $20PCGS MS-64 1965
1901-S  $20PCGS AU-58 1403
1902-S  $20PCGS AU-58 1403
1902 S  $20NGC MS-60 1410
1903   $20NGC AU-58 1403
1903   $20NGC MS-62 1440
1903  $20PCGS MS-63 1530
1903 S  $20NGC MS-60 1410
1903-S  $20PCGS MS-63 1590
1904   $20NGC AU-58 1403
1904  $20PCGS AU-58 1403
1904   $20NGC MS-60 1410
1904  $20PCGS MS-61 1425
1904  $20PCGS MS-61 1425
1904   $20NGC MS-62 1440
1904  $20PCGS MS-62 1440
1904  $20PCGS MS-63 1530
1904  $20PCGS MS-65 2510
1904-S  $20PCGS AU-58 1403
1904 S  $20NGC MS-62 1440
1904-S  $20PCGS MS-62 1440
1904-S  $20PCGS MS-63 1530
1906-S  $20PCGS MS-64 4500
1907  $20PCGS MS-62 1440
1907  Liberty Type  $20NGC MS-62 1440
1907  Liberty Type  $20NGC MS-64 1980

Double Eagles - Saint-Gaudens, NO MOTTO
 DATEGRADEDESCRIPTIONPRICE
1907  $20PCGS MS-61 $ 1425
1907  $20PCGS MS-63 1750
1907 SAINT GAUDENS  $20NGC MS-62 1545
1908   $20NGC MS-64 1495
1908  $20PCGS MS-64 1495
1908   $20NGC MS-66 2250
1908  $20PCGS MS-66 2250

Double Eagles - Saint-Gaudens, MOTTO
 DATEGRADEDESCRIPTIONPRICE
1908  $20PCGS MS-64 $ 4000
1909 D  $20NGC MS-65 30000
1910 D  $20NGC AU-58 1403
1911 D  $20NGC AU-58 1403
1912   $20NGC AU-58 1403
1912   $20NGC AU-58 1403
1913-S  $20PCGS MS-63 4400
1915  $20PCGS MS-62 1645
1915 S  $20NGC MS-63 1460
1920  $20PCGS MS-63 1710
1920  $20PCGS MS-63 1710
1920  $20PCGS MS-63 1710
1920  $20PCGS MS-63 1710
1920  $20PCGS MS-63 1710
1920  $20PCGS MS-63 1710
1920  $20PCGS MS-63 1710
1920  $20PCGS MS-63+ 1910
1922   $20NGC MS-60 1415
1922   $20NGC MS-64 1500
1923   $20NGC MS-65 3950
1923-D  $20PCGS MS-65 1900
1923-D  $20PCGS MS-65 1900
1924   $20NGC MS-64 1495
1924  $20PCGS MS-64 1495
1924  $20PCGS MS-65 1690
1924   $20NGC MS-66 2250
1924  $20PCGS MS-66 2250
1926   $20NGC MS-64 1495
1927   $20NGC MS-64 1495
1927   $20NGC MS-65 1690
1927   $20NGC MS-66 2250
1927  $20PCGS MS-66 2250
1928   $20NGC MS-64 1495



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.