Double Eagles - Liberty, TYPE 1
 DATEGRADEDESCRIPTIONPRICE
1850 O  $20NGC AU-53 $ 17250
1850-O  $20PCGS AU-53 17250
1851  $20PCGS AU-58 3450
1852  $20PCGS AU-53 2010
1853   $20NGC VF-35 1810
1853   $20NGC AU-53 2680
1853  $20PCGS AU-55 2300
1853   $20NGC AU-58 3045
1853 O  $20NGC AU-55 16100
1854/1854 SMALL DATE VP-001  $20NGC XF-45 2130
1854 Small Date $20PCGS AU-58 4600
1855  $20PCGS AU-53 2185
1855-S  $20PCGS AU-53 2300
1855-S  $20PCGS AU-58 3450
1856  $20PCGS AU-55 4600
1856 S  $20NGC AU-53 2130
1857   $20NGC AU-50 2010
1857 S  $20NGC XF-40 1840
1857 S  $20NGC AU-53 1955
1857-S  $20PCGS AU-58+ 3735
1857-S Spiked Shield $20PCGS MS-64 9775
1858  $20PCGS XF-45 2330
1858-O  $20PCGS AU-55 34500
1861  $20PCGS XF-45 1840
1861  $20PCGS AU-53 2010
1863-S  $20PCGS AU-53 2560

Double Eagles - Liberty, TYPE 2
 DATEGRADEDESCRIPTIONPRICE
1866  $20PCGS MS-60 $ 9200
1869 S  $20NGC AU-50 1610
1869-S  $20PCGS MS-60 3795
1870-S  $20PCGS MS-60 4315
1871 S  $20NGC AU-53 1495
1871-S  $20PCGS AU-58 1955
1873  Open 3  $20NGC MS-62 1895
1873 Open 3 $20PCGS MS-60 1550
1873 Open 3 $20PCGS MS-61 1580
1873 Open 3 $20PCGS MS-61 1580
1873 Open 3 $20PCGS MS-61 1580
1873 OPEN 3 Open 3  $20NGC MS-61 1580
1873 OPEN 3 Open 3  $20NGC MS-62 1895
1874 CC  $20NGC XF-45 3680
1874-CC  $20PCGS AU-53 5175
1874-CC  $20PCGS AU-55 8740
1874-CC  $20PCGS Genuine 2530
1874 S  $20NGC AU-58 1525
1874-S  $20PCGS MS-62 4600
1875 S  $20NGC MS-61 1755
1875-S  $20PCGS MS-61 1755
1876-CC  $20PCGS MS-60 8340
1876-S  $20PCGS MS-62 2185

Double Eagles - Liberty, TYPE 3
 DATEGRADEDESCRIPTIONPRICE
1877-CC  $20PCGS AU-58 $ 18975
1877 S  $20NGC AU-58 1550
1877-S  $20PCGS MS-60 1610
1878   $20NGC MS-61 1665
1879  $20PCGS AU-55 1610
1879 S  $20NGC MS-60 1985
1880  $20PCGS XF-45 1665
1882 CC  $20NGC AU-53 4775
1882 CC  $20NGC AU-55 6095
1882-CC  $20PCGS MS-60 11500
1882-S  $20PCGS MS-62 2415
1884 S  $20NGC MS-61 1550
1888   $20NGC MS-61 1840
1888-S  $20PCGS MS-61 1525
1892-CC  $20PCGS VF-30 2760
1892-S  $20PCGS MS-62 1580
1893 CC  $20NGC MS-61 11500
1896 S  $20NGC MS-63 1780
1898   $20NGC MS-61 1580
1899  $20PCGS MS-64 1895
1899  $20PCGS MS-64+ 2185
1899 S  $20NGC MS-63 1740
1900-S  $20PCGS MS-62 1525
1901   $20NGC MS-64 1840
1901   $20NGC MS-64 1840
1901   $20NGC MS-64 1840
1901  $20PCGS MS-64 1755
1901  $20PCGS MS-64 1840
1901 S  $20NGC MS-62 1525
1902   $20NGC MS-60 1895
1903  $20PCGS MS-64 1985
1903  $20PCGS MS-65 3275
1904   $20NGC MS-60 PL PL1955
1904   $20NGC MS-62 PL PL2010
1904  $20PCGS MS-65+ 3160
1904-S  $20PCGS MS-64+ 2300
1905  $20PCGS MS-63 8625
1905  $20PCGS MS-64 0
1906-S  $20PCGS MS-63 1840
1906-S  $20PCGS MS-64 3680
1907  Liberty Type  $20NGC MS-64 1985
1907 D  $20NGC MS-62 1665
1907 S  $20NGC MS-62 1640

Double Eagles - Saint-Gaudens, HIGH RELIEF
 DATEGRADEDESCRIPTIONPRICE
1907 High Relief-Flat Ed. $20PCGS MS-63 $ 27025
1907 High Relief-Flat Ed. $20PCGS Genuine 8625
1907 High Relief-Wire Ed. $20PCGS XF-45 9890
1907 High Relief-Wire Ed. $20PCGS AU-58 13800
1907 High Relief-Wire Ed. $20PCGS MS-62 18400
1907 High Relief-Wire Ed. $20PCGS MS-65 0
1907 High Relief-Wire Ed. $20PCGS Genuine 8510
1907 HIGH RELIEF High Relief Wire Rim  $20NGC MS-65 43700

Double Eagles - Saint-Gaudens, NO MOTTO
 DATEGRADEDESCRIPTIONPRICE
1907   $20NGC MS-62 $ 1665
1907  $20PCGS MS-63 1895
1907  $20PCGS MS-64 2070
1907  $20PCGS MS-64 2070
1907  $20PCGS MS-65 3335
1907 SAINT   $20NGC MS-62 1665
1907 SAINT   $20NGC MS-63 1895
1908   $20NGC MS-65 Wells Fargo!2010
1908  $20PCGS MS-65 2010
1908   $20NGC MS-66 2530
1908  $20PCGS MS-66 Wells Fargo!2530
1908 D  $20NGC MS-63 1610
1908 NM Wells Fargo Nev Gold $20PCGS MS-65 2010

Double Eagles - Saint-Gaudens, MOTTO
 DATEGRADEDESCRIPTIONPRICE
1909/8  $20PCGS AU-58 $ 1985
1909/8  $20PCGS MS-62 3045
1909 S/S VP-003  $20NGC MS-61 1725
1909 S/S VP-003  $20NGC MS-63 2010
1910   $20NGC MS-64 1725
1910  $20PCGS MS-64 1725
1910-S  $20PCGS MS-64 2070
1911  $20PCGS MS-62 1640
1911-D  $20PCGS MS-64 1665
1911 D  $20NGC MS-65 2155
1911-D  $20PCGS MS-65 2155
1911-D  $20PCGS MS-65 2155
1911 D/D $20PCGS MS-62 RPM FS-5010
1911 D/D $20PCGS MS-63 RPM FS-5010
1911 D/D $20PCGS MS-64 RPM FS-5010
1911 D/D $20PCGS MS-64+ RPM FS-5012415
1911 D/D D/D FS-1911.5 $20NGC MS-62 1725
1911 D/D D/D FS-1911.5 $20NGC MS-65 2675
1911-S  $20PCGS MS-63 1580
1913   $20NGC MS-61 1610
1913  $20PCGS MS-62 1725
1913  $20PCGS MS-63 2185
1913-D  $20PCGS MS-64 2070
1913-S  $20PCGS MS-62 3160
1913-S  $20PCGS MS-63 3850
1914   $20NGC MS-62 1925
1914  $20PCGS MS-62 1895
1914 S  $20NGC MS-64 1665
1914-S  $20PCGS MS-64 1665
1915   $20NGC MS-61 1610
1915  $20PCGS MS-62 1955
1915 S  $20NGC MS-64 1665
1915-S  $20PCGS MS-64 1695
1916 S  $20NGC MS-62 1550
1916 S  $20NGC MS-63 1755
1920  $20PCGS MS-62 1550
1920  $20PCGS MS-63 1665
1922  $20PCGS MS-64 1665
1922   $20NGC MS-65 3045
1922-S  $20PCGS MS-62 3275
1923-D  $20PCGS MS-63 1580
1923-D  $20PCGS MS-64 1665
1923 D  $20NGC MS-65 2070
1923-D  $20PCGS MS-65 2185
1923-D  $20PCGS MS-66 2820
1924   $20NGC MS-65 2130
1925  $20PCGS MS-65+ 1780
1926   $20NGC MS-65 1810
1926  $20PCGS MS-65 1810
1926  $20PCGS MS-65+ 2070
1927  $20PCGS MS-65 2130
1928   $20NGC MS-65 2130
1928  $20PCGS MS-65 2130
1928   $20NGC MS-66 2415
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.