Double Eagles - Liberty, TYPE 1
 DATEGRADEDESCRIPTIONPRICE
1853 O  $20NGC AU-53 $ 9890
1854 Small Date $20PCGS AU-58 3680
1854 SMALL DATE Small Date  $20NGC AU-50 2070
1856-S  $20PCGS MS-61 6035
1861  $20PCGS AU-53 2010
1861-S  $20PCGS XF-45 1925
1865-S  $20PCGS AU-53 2130

Double Eagles - Liberty, TYPE 2
 DATEGRADEDESCRIPTIONPRICE
1871 S  $20NGC AU-50 $ 0
1874 S  $20NGC MS-61 2070
1875-S  $20PCGS MS-64 27025

Double Eagles - Liberty, TYPE 3
 DATEGRADEDESCRIPTIONPRICE
1882-CC  $20PCGS MS-60 $ 10065
1883 CC  $20NGC AU-55 4370
1900  $20PCGS MS-62 0
1904   $20NGC MS-61 PL PL2130
1904  $20PCGS MS-62 0
1904  $20PCGS MS-64 0
1904  $20PCGS MS-65 0
1904-S  $20PCGS MS-62 0
1907  $20PCGS MS-62 0

Double Eagles - Saint-Gaudens, HIGH RELIEF
 DATEGRADEDESCRIPTIONPRICE
1907 High Relief-Wire Ed. $20PCGS AU-58 $ 14375

Double Eagles - Saint-Gaudens, NO MOTTO
 DATEGRADEDESCRIPTIONPRICE
1908  $20PCGS MS-63 $ 0
1908  $20PCGS MS-64 0

Double Eagles - Saint-Gaudens, MOTTO
 DATEGRADEDESCRIPTIONPRICE
1913-S  $20PCGS Genuine $ 1780
1922   $20NGC MS-64 0
1924  $20PCGS MS-64 0
1925  $20PCGS MS-64 0
1927  $20PCGS MS-64 0



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.