Double Eagles - Liberty, TYPE 1
 DATEGRADEDESCRIPTIONPRICE
1850  $20PCGS AU-50 $ 3850
1851-O  $20PCGS XF-45 7015
1853   $20NGC AU-58 2990
1854 Small Date $20PCGS AU-58 4600
1855-S  $20PCGS AU-53 2185
1856-S  $20PCGS AU-55 2415
1857-S  $20PCGS AU-58 grey: 25002590
1858-S  $20PCGS AU-50 2245
1861   $20NGC AU-58 2530
1861 O  $20NGC MS-60 grey: 225k230000
1862-S  $20PCGS XF-45 2155
1865 S  $20NGC AU-58 3850
1865-S  $20PCGS MS-61 7475

Double Eagles - Liberty, TYPE 2
 DATEGRADEDESCRIPTIONPRICE
1867 S  $20NGC AU-53 $ 2245
1869  $20PCGS MS-61 16100
1869 S  $20NGC AU-55 1665
1871 S  $20NGC AU-58 1840
1873 Open 3 $20PCGS MS-61 0
1873 OPEN 3 Open 3  $20NGC MS-60 0
1873 OPEN 3 Open 3  $20NGC MS-61 1665
1873 OPEN 3 Open 3  $20NGC MS-63 4140
1874 CC  $20NGC AU-53 4890
1874-CC  $20PCGS AU-55 8915
1875   $20NGC AU-58 1665
1875  $20PCGS MS-60 1815
1876-S  $20PCGS MS-60 1610
1876-S  $20PCGS MS-61 1725
1876-S  $20PCGS MS-62 2070

Double Eagles - Liberty, TYPE 3
 DATEGRADEDESCRIPTIONPRICE
1878 S  $20NGC MS-62 grey: 3500$ 3850
1879  $20PCGS MS-61 2130
1882-S  $20PCGS MS-61 1840
1885 S  $20NGC MS-62 1700
1888 S  $20NGC MS-61 1550
1894 S  $20NGC MS-63 1895
1895   $20NGC MS-63 1760
1895   $20NGC MS-64 2215
1898   $20NGC MS-61 0
1898 S  $20NGC MS-63 1665
1899   $20NGC MS-63 1780
1901  $20PCGS MS-63 0
1901   $20NGC MS-64 1895
1901  $20PCGS MS-64 1665
1903   $20NGC MS-62 1580
1907 D  $20NGC MS-64 3160

Double Eagles - Saint-Gaudens, HIGH RELIEF
 DATEGRADEDESCRIPTIONPRICE
1907 High Relief-Flat Ed. $20PCGS Genuine $ 9145
1907 High Relief-Wire Ed. $20PCGS MS-62 15525
1907 High Relief-Wire Ed. $20PCGS MS-64+ CU retail: 3150031335
1907 HIGH RELIEF High Relief Wire Rim  $20NGC MS-65 NGC guide: $5325043125

Double Eagles - Saint-Gaudens, NO MOTTO
 DATEGRADEDESCRIPTIONPRICE
1907   $20NGC MS-61 $ 1665
1908   $20NGC MS-65 Wells Fargo1985
1908   $20NGC MS-66 2530
1908 NM Wells Fargo Nev Gold $20PCGS MS-66 2475

Double Eagles - Saint-Gaudens, MOTTO
 DATEGRADEDESCRIPTIONPRICE
1909/8  $20PCGS MS-62 grey: 2750$ 2875
1911-D  $20PCGS MS-64 1640
1911 D/D D/D FS-1911.5 $20NGC MS-62 D/D1665
1911 D/D D/D FS-1911.5 $20NGC MS-63 1725
1913   $20NGC MS-61 1610
1913   $20NGC MS-62 1840
1913  $20PCGS MS-62 1665
1913 D  $20NGC MS-62 0
1914  $20PCGS MS-62+ 2300
1915  $20PCGS MS-62 1780
1915-S  $20PCGS MS-64 0
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.