Double Eagles - Liberty, TYPE 1
 DATEGRADEDESCRIPTIONPRICE
1852  $20PCGS AU-53 $ 2010
1853  $20PCGS XF-45 1895
1854/1854 SMALL DATE VP-001  $20NGC XF-45 2130
1854 Small Date $20PCGS AU-58 4600
1855-S  $20PCGS AU-53 2185
1856-S  $20PCGS AU-55 2415
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
1865-S  $20PCGS MS-61 7475

Double Eagles - Liberty, TYPE 2
 DATEGRADEDESCRIPTIONPRICE
1868 S  $20NGC AU-58 grey: 3250$ 3160
1872 CC  $20NGC AU-53 16965
1873 CC  $20NGC AU-53 14950
1873 Open 3 $20PCGS MS-61 0
1873 Open 3 $20PCGS MS-61 0
1873 OPEN 3 Open 3  $20NGC MS-60 0
1873 OPEN 3 Open 3  $20NGC MS-61 0
1873 OPEN 3 Open 3  $20NGC MS-62 CU Retail: 21501840
1875   $20NGC AU-58 1665
1876 S  $20NGC AU-58 0

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-S  $20PCGS MS-61 0
1885 S  $20NGC MS-61 0
1885-S  $20PCGS MS-61 0
1889 S  $20NGC MS-61 1640
1890  $20PCGS MS-61 1840
1892-S  $20PCGS MS-62 0
1893-S  $20PCGS MS-62 0
1894   $20NGC MS-63 0
1894  $20PCGS MS-64 1895
1894-S  $20PCGS MS-63 1955
1897-S  $20PCGS MS-63 0
1898   $20NGC MS-61 0
1898 S  $20NGC MS-64 CU 23002070
1899  $20PCGS MS-64 1895
1899-S  $20PCGS MS-63 0
1900-S  $20PCGS MS-63 1870
1901  $20PCGS MS-63 0
1901   $20NGC MS-64 Grey 1675, CU 19001810
1901  $20PCGS MS-64 1755
1905-S  $20PCGS MS-63 Grey 21002300
1906  $20PCGS MS-63 Grey 55005405
1906-S  $20PCGS MS-63 Grey 1700, CU 24001895

Double Eagles - Saint-Gaudens, HIGH RELIEF
 DATEGRADEDESCRIPTIONPRICE
1907 High Relief-Wire Ed. $20PCGS XF-45 $ 9835
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 AU-58 12935
1907 HIGH RELIEF High Relief Wire Rim  $20NGC MS-65 NGC guide: $5325043125

Double Eagles - Saint-Gaudens, NO MOTTO
 DATEGRADEDESCRIPTIONPRICE
1908   $20NGC MS-65 Wells Fargo$ 1985
1908   $20NGC MS-66 2530
1908  $20PCGS MS-66 Wells Fargo2530
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 4600
1908-D  $20PCGS MS-64+ 2530
1909 S  $20NGC MS-63 0
1910 D  $20NGC MS-64 1725
1910-D  $20PCGS MS-64 1725
1910-D  $20PCGS MS-65 2185
1910-D  $20PCGS MS-66 6900
1911-D  $20PCGS MS-64 0
1911 D  $20NGC MS-65 blue: 18002070
1911-D  $20PCGS MS-65 2155
1911 D/D $20PCGS MS-63 RPM FS-5011780
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
1911-S  $20PCGS MS-63 0
1912  $20PCGS MS-61 1610
1912   $20NGC MS-62 1780
1913-D  $20PCGS MS-64 Grey 1900, CU 23002130
1914  $20PCGS MS-62+ 2300
1914  $20PCGS MS-63 2415
1914  $20PCGS MS-64 3850
1914-S  $20PCGS MS-66 Blue 5k, Grey 5200, CU 6k5635
1915   $20NGC MS-61 1580
1916-S  $20PCGS MS-63 1780
1916-S  $20PCGS MS-64 2070
1922  $20PCGS MS-64 1780
1923 D  $20NGC MS-65 2070
1923-D  $20PCGS MS-65 2070
1926   $20NGC MS-65 1780
1928  $20PCGS MS-63 1610
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.