Double Eagles - Liberty, TYPE 1
 DATEGRADEDESCRIPTIONPRICE
1850  $20PCGS Fine $ 1290
1856-S No Serif Hi Right $20PCGS MS-64 1560
1857 S  $20NGC MS-64 1560
1857-S Narrow Serif $20PCGS MS-63 1400
1857-S Spiked Shield $20PCGS MS-63 1400
1862-S  $20PCGS XF-40 1310
1864-S  $20PCGS AU-55 Ex. SS Brother Jonathan7950

Double Eagles - Liberty, TYPE 2
 DATEGRADEDESCRIPTIONPRICE
1866-S  $20PCGS AU-58 $ 13475
1875-CC  $20PCGS MS-62 15850

Double Eagles - Liberty, TYPE 3
 DATEGRADEDESCRIPTIONPRICE
1877   $20NGC MS-62 $ 3770
1881-S  $20PCGS AU-50 1424
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 1635
1899  $20PCGS MS-62 1470
1899   $20NGC MS-63 1630
1899   $20NGC MS-63 1630
1899   $20NGC MS-63 1630
1899   $20NGC MS-63 1630
1899   $20NGC MS-63 1630
1899   $20NGC MS-63 1630
1899   $20NGC MS-63 1630
1899   $20NGC MS-63 1630
1899  $20PCGS MS-63 1630
1899  $20PCGS MS-63 1630
1899  $20PCGS MS-63 1630
1899  $20PCGS MS-63 1630
1899  $20PCGS MS-63 1630
1899  $20PCGS MS-63 1630
1899  $20PCGS MS-63 1630
1899  $20PCGS MS-63 1630
1899  $20PCGS MS-63 1630
1899  $20PCGS MS-63 1630
1899  $20PCGS MS-63 1630
1899  $20PCGS MS-63 1630
1899  $20PCGS MS-63 1630
1899  $20PCGS MS-63 1630
1899  $20PCGS MS-63 1630
1900   $20NGC MS-62 1470
1900   $20NGC MS-63 1530
1900  $20PCGS MS-63 1530
1900   $20NGC MS-64 1700
1903  $20PCGS MS-61 1450
1904  $20PCGS MS-62 1470
1904   $20NGC MS-63 1530
1904  $20PCGS MS-63 1530
1904  $20PCGS MS-64 1700
1904 S  $20NGC MS-63 1530
1904-S  $20PCGS MS-63 1530
1905 S  $20NGC AU-58 1424
1907  $20PCGS MS-62 1470
1907  $20PCGS MS-63 1530
1907  $20PCGS MS-63 1530
1907  Liberty Type  $20NGC MS-63 1530

Double Eagles - Saint-Gaudens, HIGH RELIEF
 DATEGRADEDESCRIPTIONPRICE
1907 High Relief-Wire Ed. $20PCGS MS-64+ $ 24750

Double Eagles - Saint-Gaudens, NO MOTTO
 DATEGRADEDESCRIPTIONPRICE
1907  $20PCGS MS-64 $ 2295
1907  $20PCGS MS-65 3435
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
1909 D  $20NGC MS-65 $ 30000
1910-D  $20PCGS MS-61 1450
1910-S  $20PCGS MS-65 1650
1911 D  $20NGC AU-58 1424
1911 D  $20NGC MS-61 1450
1911-D  $20PCGS MS-65 2190
1911-S  $20PCGS MS-65 1650
1913  $20PCGS MS-63 2400
1913-D  $20PCGS MS-65 1650
1913-S  $20PCGS MS-63 1350
1914 S  $20NGC MS-61 1450
1914-S  $20PCGS MS-61 1450
1914 S  $20NGC MS-63 1475
1914-S  $20PCGS MS-64 1550
1915 S  $20NGC MS-63 1475
1916-S  $20PCGS MS-65 1650
1922   $20NGC MS-61 1450
1922  $20PCGS MS-61 1450
1922  $20PCGS MS-63 1475
1922   $20NGC MS-64 1550
1922   $20NGC MS-64 1550
1922   $20NGC MS-64 1550
1922   $20NGC MS-65 3285
1923   $20NGC MS-61 1450
1923  $20PCGS MS-63 1475
1923  $20PCGS MS-65 VP-001 Double Die Reverse3850
1923 D  $20NGC MS-64 1600
1923 D  $20NGC MS-64 1600
1923-D  $20PCGS MS-65 2030
1923-D  $20PCGS MS-66 2350
1924   $20NGC MS-61 1450
1924  $20PCGS MS-61 1450
1924   $20NGC MS-63 1475
1924  $20PCGS MS-63 1475
1924   $20NGC MS-64 1520
1924  $20PCGS MS-64 1520
1924  $20PCGS MS-65 1800
1924  $20PCGS MS-66 Doubled Die Obverse VP-0012450
1925   $20NGC MS-61 1450
1925  $20PCGS MS-64 1520
1925  $20PCGS MS-64+ 1560
1925   $20NGC MS-65 1800
1925  $20PCGS MS-65 1800
1925-S  $20PCGS MS-61 9000
1926-S  $20PCGS MS-64 1395
1927  $20PCGS MS-61 1450
1927   $20NGC MS-63 1475
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-63 1475
1928   $20NGC MS-65 1800
1928  $20PCGS MS-65 1800
1931  $20PCGS MS-64 1395



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.