Double Eagles - Liberty, TYPE 1
 DATEGRADEDESCRIPTIONPRICE
1852  $20PCGS AU-55 $ 2705
1853   $20NGC AU-58 2990
1854 Small Date $20PCGS AU-58 4600
1856  $20PCGS AU-55 Tough CAC4600
1857-O  $20PCGS XF-45 13225
1857-S  $20PCGS AU-58 grey: 25002590
1857-S Spiked Shield $20PCGS MS-64 9490
1861 O  $20NGC MS-60 grey: 225k230000
1863 S  $20NGC AU-55 3220
1865-S  $20PCGS MS-61 7475

Double Eagles - Liberty, TYPE 2
 DATEGRADEDESCRIPTIONPRICE
1867-S  $20PCGS XF-45 $ 1605
1868 S  $20NGC AU-58 grey: 32503160
1871 S  $20NGC XF-45 1495
1872 CC  $20NGC AU-53 16965
1873 Open 3 $20PCGS MS-61 0
1873 OPEN 3 Open 3  $20NGC MS-60 0
1873 OPEN 3 Open 3  $20NGC MS-62 CU Retail: 21501840
1874 CC  $20NGC AU-53 4890
1874-CC  $20PCGS AU-55 8915
1874-CC  $20PCGS Genuine 2530
1876 S  $20NGC MS-61 grey: 16001740

Double Eagles - Liberty, TYPE 3
 DATEGRADEDESCRIPTIONPRICE
1877-CC  $20PCGS AU-58 grey: 17000$ 18975
1878 S  $20NGC MS-62 grey: 35003850
1879  $20PCGS AU-55 0
1882-CC  $20PCGS MS-60 11500
1882-S  $20PCGS MS-61 1840
1884 CC  $20NGC AU-58 5750
1888-S  $20PCGS MS-63 Grey 27002875
1889-S  $20PCGS MS-63 2300
1890-S  $20PCGS MS-62 1840
1893  $20PCGS MS-63 2010
1894  $20PCGS MS-64 Grey 29003105
1898   $20NGC MS-61 0
1898  $20PCGS MS-61 0
1900  $20PCGS MS-64 2705
1900-S  $20PCGS MS-63 1870
1901  $20PCGS MS-63 0
1901  $20PCGS MS-64 1665
1901-S  $20PCGS MS-62 0
1901-S  $20PCGS MS-63 Grey 2200, CU 28002475
1903   $20NGC MS-62 PL PLAuction 2880 Non Cac!3275
1904  $20PCGS MS-64 1970
1904  $20PCGS MS-65+ CU retail: 32503105
1904-S  $20PCGS MS-64+ 2185
1906-D  $20PCGS MS-63 2760
1907-D  $20PCGS MS-65 Grey 48005290

Double Eagles - Saint-Gaudens, HIGH RELIEF
 DATEGRADEDESCRIPTIONPRICE
1907 High Relief-Wire Ed. $20PCGS AU-58 $ 12935
1907 High Relief-Wire Ed. $20PCGS MS-62 CU retail: 1900018115
1907 High Relief-Wire Ed. $20PCGS MS-64+ CU retail: 3150031335
1907 High Relief-Wire Ed. $20PCGS MS-65 0
1907 High Relief-Wire Ed. $20PCGS Genuine 8395
1907 HIGH RELIEF High Relief Wire Rim  $20NGC MS-65 NGC guide: $5325043125

Double Eagles - Saint-Gaudens, NO MOTTO
 DATEGRADEDESCRIPTIONPRICE
1907  $20PCGS MS-64 $ 2070
1907 SAINT GAUDENS  $20NGC MS-64 2100
1907 SAINT GAUDENS  $20NGC MS-64 2415
1908  $20PCGS MS-65 2010
1908   $20NGC MS-66 2530
1908   $20NGC MS-67 5290
1908 NM Wells Fargo Nev Gold $20PCGS MS-66 2475

Double Eagles - Saint-Gaudens, MOTTO
 DATEGRADEDESCRIPTIONPRICE
1908  $20PCGS MS-63 $ 2300
1908  $20PCGS MS-64+ 5005
1908 S  $20NGC AU-50 Grey 4400 CY 48004545
1909/8  $20PCGS MS-62 grey: 27502875
1910-D  $20PCGS MS-64 1725
1910-D  $20PCGS MS-66 Grey 6500, CU 7K6900
1911-D  $20PCGS MS-64 1640
1911 D  $20NGC MS-65 blue: 18002070
1911-D  $20PCGS MS-65 blue: 18002070
1911 D/D $20PCGS MS-62 RPM FS-5011665
1911 D/D $20PCGS MS-63 RPM FS-5011780
1911 D/D D/D FS-1911.5 $20NGC MS-63 1725
1912   $20NGC MS-62 1780
1912  $20PCGS MS-63 2185
1913-D  $20PCGS MS-64 2100
1914  $20PCGS MS-62+ 2300
1915   $20NGC MS-61 1580
1915-S  $20PCGS MS-65 2130
1916-S  $20PCGS MS-63 1780
1916-S  $20PCGS MS-65+ 4025
1922   $20NGC MS-65 2845
1922-S  $20PCGS MS-64 Grey 5K5350
1923 D  $20NGC MS-65 2070
1927  $20PCGS MS-66 4170
1928  $20PCGS MS-63 1610
1928  $20PCGS MS-65 2130
1928   $20NGC MS-66 2385
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.