Double Eagles - Liberty, TYPE 3
 DATEGRADEDESCRIPTIONPRICE
1881-S  $20PCGS AU-50 $ 1421
1893-S  $20PCGS MS-61 1450
1893-S  $20PCGS MS-61 1450
1894  $20PCGS MS-62 1470
1895   $20NGC MS-62 1470
1896  $20PCGS MS-61 1450
1897   $20NGC MS-62 1470
1898-S  $20PCGS MS-62 1470
1898-S  $20PCGS MS-63 1630
1899  $20PCGS MS-62 1470
1899   $20NGC MS-63 1625
1899   $20NGC MS-63 1625
1899   $20NGC MS-63 1625
1899   $20NGC MS-63 1625
1899   $20NGC MS-63 1625
1899   $20NGC MS-63 1625
1899   $20NGC MS-63 1625
1899   $20NGC MS-63 1625
1899  $20PCGS MS-63 1625
1899  $20PCGS MS-63 1625
1899  $20PCGS MS-63 1625
1899  $20PCGS MS-63 1625
1899  $20PCGS MS-63 1625
1899  $20PCGS MS-63 1625
1899  $20PCGS MS-63 1625
1899  $20PCGS MS-63 1625
1899  $20PCGS MS-63 1625
1899  $20PCGS MS-63 1625
1899  $20PCGS MS-63 1625
1899  $20PCGS MS-63 1625
1899  $20PCGS MS-63 1625
1899  $20PCGS MS-63 1625
1899  $20PCGS MS-63 1625
1900   $20NGC MS-62 1470
1900   $20NGC MS-63 1520
1900  $20PCGS MS-63 1520
1900   $20NGC MS-64 1700
1903  $20PCGS MS-61 1450
1904  $20PCGS MS-62 1470
1904   $20NGC MS-63 1520
1904  $20PCGS MS-63 1520
1904 S  $20NGC MS-63 1520
1904-S  $20PCGS MS-63 1520
1907  $20PCGS MS-62 1470
1907  $20PCGS MS-63 1520
1907  Liberty Type  $20NGC MS-63 1520

Double Eagles - Saint-Gaudens, NO MOTTO
 DATEGRADEDESCRIPTIONPRICE
1908   $20NGC MS-62 $ 1470
1908  $20PCGS MS-62 1470
1908   $20NGC MS-63 1480
1908  $20PCGS MS-63 1480
1908   $20NGC MS-65 1805
1908  $20PCGS MS-65 1805

Double Eagles - Saint-Gaudens, MOTTO
 DATEGRADEDESCRIPTIONPRICE
1910-D  $20PCGS MS-61 $ 1450
1911 D  $20NGC AU-58 1421
1911 D  $20NGC MS-61 1450
1914 S  $20NGC MS-61 1450
1914-S  $20PCGS MS-61 1450
1922   $20NGC MS-61 1450
1922  $20PCGS MS-61 1450
1923   $20NGC MS-61 1450
1923 D  $20NGC MS-64 1600
1924   $20NGC MS-61 1450
1924  $20PCGS MS-61 1450
1924   $20NGC MS-63 1475
1924   $20NGC MS-64 1520
1924  $20PCGS MS-65 1800
1925   $20NGC MS-61 1450
1925  $20PCGS MS-64 1520
1925   $20NGC MS-65 1800
1925  $20PCGS MS-65 1800
1927  $20PCGS MS-61 1450
1927  $20PCGS MS-63 1475
1927   $20NGC MS-64 1520
1927  $20PCGS MS-64 1520
1927   $20NGC MS-65 1800
1927  $20PCGS MS-65 1800
1928  $20PCGS MS-61 1450
1928   $20NGC MS-65 1800
1928  $20PCGS MS-65 1800



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.