Double Eagles - Liberty, TYPE 1
 DATEGRADEDESCRIPTIONPRICE
1853  $20PCGS AU-55 $ 3495
1855 S  $20NGC AU-55 4170
1857   $20NGC AU-50 2450
1857 S  $20NGC XF-40 1950
1857-S  $20PCGS AU-55 2950
1858   $20NGC AU-55 4205
1860   $20NGC AU-53 2720
1863-S  $20PCGS AU-50 2805

Double Eagles - Liberty, TYPE 2
 DATEGRADEDESCRIPTIONPRICE
1872-S  $20PCGS MS-60 $ 3725
1873 Open 3 $20PCGS AU-58 1395
1873 Open 3 $20PCGS MS-60 1615
1873 Open 3 $20PCGS MS-60 1615
1873 OPEN 3 Open 3  $20NGC MS-60 1615
1873 OPEN 3 Open 3  $20NGC MS-61 1700
1873 OPEN 3 Open 3  $20NGC MS-61 1695
1873 S OPEN 3 Open 3  $20NGC AU-58 2835
1874-S  $20PCGS AU-58 1495
1876 S  $20NGC AU-58 Mint Error 1785
1876 S  $20NGC MS-61 1935
1876-S  $20PCGS MS-61 1935

Double Eagles - Liberty, TYPE 3
 DATEGRADEDESCRIPTIONPRICE
1877   $20NGC MS-60 $ 1730
1877  $20PCGS MS-61 2235
1877   $20NGC MS-62 3605
1880   $20NGC AU-50 1895
1883-S  $20PCGS AU-58 1395
1885 S  $20NGC MS-61 1640
1885-S  $20PCGS MS-61 1640
1885 S  $20NGC MS-62 1790
1888-S  $20PCGS MS-61 1570
1894  $20PCGS AU-58 1382
1894  $20PCGS MS-63+ 1395
1899   $20NGC MS-64 2255
1899   $20NGC MS-64 2255
1899 S  $20NGC MS-62 1445
1899-S  $20PCGS MS-62 1445
1899 S  $20NGC MS-63 1725
1900   $20NGC MS-63 1520
1900  $20PCGS MS-63 1520
1900  $20PCGS MS-64 1715
1901   $20NGC MS-63 1620
1903   $20NGC AU-58 1382
1903  $20PCGS MS-64 1715
1903-S  $20PCGS MS-62 1445
1904   $20NGC AU-58 1382
1904   $20NGC MS-60 1395
1904   $20NGC MS-61 1420
1904  $20PCGS MS-61 1420
1904  $20PCGS MS-61 1420
1904  $20PCGS MS-62 1445
1904   $20NGC MS-63 1520
1904  $20PCGS MS-63 1520
1904   $20NGC MS-64 1715
1904  $20PCGS MS-64+ 1795
1904   $20NGC MS-65 2645
1904-S  $20PCGS MS-63 1520
1906-D  $20PCGS MS-64 5025
1906-D  $20PCGS MS-64 5045
1907  $20PCGS MS-62 1445
1907  $20PCGS MS-63 1520

Double Eagles - Saint-Gaudens, HIGH RELIEF
 DATEGRADEDESCRIPTIONPRICE
1907 High Relief-Wire Ed. $20PCGS MS-62 $ 21500

Double Eagles - Saint-Gaudens, NO MOTTO
 DATEGRADEDESCRIPTIONPRICE
1908   $20NGC MS-62 $ 1450
1908  $20PCGS MS-62 1450
1908  $20PCGS MS-64 1505
1908  $20PCGS MS-66 2250

Double Eagles - Saint-Gaudens, MOTTO
 DATEGRADEDESCRIPTIONPRICE
1909 S  $20NGC MS-61 $ 1420
1911 D  $20NGC MS-61 1420
1911-D  $20PCGS MS-65 2135
1911-D  $20PCGS MS-65 2135
1915   $20NGC MS-61 1600
1920  $20PCGS MS-63 1700
1922  $20PCGS MS-62 1445
1923-D  $20PCGS MS-64 1615
1923-D  $20PCGS MS-65 1945
1923-D  $20PCGS MS-65 1945
1923-D  $20PCGS MS-65 1945
1924   $20NGC MS-61 1420
1924  $20PCGS MS-61 1420
1924  $20PCGS MS-62 1445
1924   $20NGC MS-64 1500
1924  $20PCGS MS-64 1500
1924   $20NGC MS-65 1740
1924   $20NGC MS-66 2250
1924  $20PCGS MS-66 2250
1924  $20PCGS MS-66 2250
1924  $20PCGS MS-66 2250
1924  $20PCGS MS-66 2250
1924  $20PCGS MS-66 2250
1924  $20PCGS MS-66 2250
1924  $20PCGS MS-66 2250
1924  $20PCGS MS-66 2250
1924  $20PCGS MS-66 2250
1925   $20NGC MS-65 1740
1926  $20PCGS MS-65 1740
1926  $20PCGS MS-65+ 2440
1927   $20NGC MS-63 1450
1927  $20PCGS MS-63 1450
1927   $20NGC MS-64 1500
1927   $20NGC MS-65 1740
1927  $20PCGS MS-65 1740
1928  $20PCGS MS-66 2250



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.