The $20 Gold Liberty Double Eagle was created after vast amounts of gold came pouring out of the hills in the California Gold Rush. Congress quickly created two new coin denominations from the U.S. Mint; the Gold Dollar and $20 Double Eagle, named because it was exactly double of a $10 Eagle, but more of a Bankers Coin intended for larger transactions. Designed by James B. Longacre, the fourth Chief Engraver of the U.S. Mint, the obverse bears the bust of Liberty facing left wearing a coronet inscribed with her name “Liberty,” amid a circle of 13 stars. The reverse features a facing American eagle with a large Union shield across its breast, clutching an olive branch and arrows in its claws, with a glory of rays and an elliptical constellation of 13 stars above. There are three types of Double Eagles; Type 1 (1849-1866), Without a motto on the reverse. Type 2 (1866-1876), With motto “IN GOD WE TRUST” added in the oval of stars above the eagle. And Type 3 (1877-1907), “TWENTY D” was replaced by “TWENTY DOLLARS.” Double Eagle Liberty Gold Coins were minted during an era that defined our nation and are history in your hands.

FMV Prices for Rare Coin Price Guide last updated 01/26/2023
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Liberty TI No Motto
Liberty TI N/M Type$5,780 $8,060 $8,690 down$10,920 $16,200
1849 (one minted)
1850$35,750 $45,500 $82,690 $189,000 $297,000
1850 O$123,180
1851$9,030 $16,560 $35,780 $63,250 $303,750
1851 O$51,030 $80,280 $130,280
1852$6,840 $15,280 $33,410 $75,940 $263,250
1852 O$49,380 $98,150 $155,250 $216,000 $351,000
1853$8,280 down$18,010 $48,260 $82,690 $202,500
1853/2$26,880 $73,580
1853 O$65,940 $95,550
1854 Sm Datedown$11,440 $21,260 $33,080 $50,630
1854 O
1854 S$37,190 $51,030 $63,380 $86,060 $148,500
1855$16,880 $26,460 $62,440
1855 O$162,500
1855 S$10,340 $22,810 $31,530 $50,960
1856$13,560 $25,550 $50,960
1856 O$775,000 $955,500 $1,417,500
1856 S$7,970 down$13,000 $22,070 $31,530 $56,360
1857$8,280 $19,180 $44,080 $75,730
1857 O$143,750 $234,000 $263,250
1857 S$6,280 $7,750 $8,690 down$10,500 $16,200
1858$13,560 $27,630 $57,380 $94,500
1858 O$95,630 $120,250 $204,530
1858 S$12,250 $35,430 $62,780
1859$54,280 $76,050
1859 O
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1859 S$19,380 $29,250 $75,940
1860$8,130 $12,810 $24,690 $105,980 $162,000
1860 O$206,250
1860 S$12,810 $33,350 $51,100
1861$5,780 $8,410 $26,330 $45,700 $107,330
1861 O$422,500
1861 S$24,060 $40,630 $70,880
1861 S Paquet Rev.
1862$57,810 $73,780 $111,710 $148,500
1862 S$24,060 $39,330 $79,310
1863$42,810 $59,150 $98,890 $124,880
1863 S$11,810 $25,030 $47,590 $71,210
1864$34,780 $51,350 $90,350 $162,000 $364,000
1864 Sdown$16,060 $29,250 $61,430 $84,710 $131,630
1865$12,030 $17,940 $26,460 $34,780 $111,710
1865 Sdown$8,840 $14,950 $20,930 $28,280 $38,030
1866 S No Motto$237,500 $357,500
Liberty TII W/Motto
Liberty TII W/M Typedown$3,530 $3,910 $7,390 $35,750 $108,550
1866$16,450 down$36,110 $65,810 $168,750
1866 S With Motto$19,310 $66,830
1867down$9,030 $13,030 $38,480
1867 S$18,010 $35,780 $168,750
1868$34,430 $51,680 $82,690
1868 S$11,280 $35,440 $59,740
1869$20,480 $28,150 $49,280 $100,910 $260,000
1869 S$8,160 $26,530 $40,630 $89,440
1870$16,670 $34,780 $64,680 $93,830
1870 CC
1870 S$8,870 $29,700 $76,610
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1871$20,350 $38,480 $60,130 $97,180
1871 CC$195,000 $227,500 $351,000 $520,000
1871 S$5,810 $15,930 $43,880 $175,500
1872$7,640 $18,020 $35,570 $96,530
1872 CC$178,880 $227,500
1872 S$5,660 $18,900 $41,180 $71,890
1873 Closed 3$7,640 $16,580 $52,310
1873 Open 3down$3,530 down$4,090 $7,390 $35,750 $202,500
1873 CC$100,910 $124,880 $182,250
1873 S Closed 3$5,430 down$12,390 $28,690
1873 S Open 3$14,650 $30,710
1874down$5,410 $11,410 $33,410 $64,130
1874 CC$64,130 $118,130
1874 Sdown$4,060 $6,210 $38,480
1875$3,720 $4,310 $10,040 $67,280
1875 CCdown$15,460 $24,980 $50,630 $91,130
1875 Sdown$4,280 $5,400 $12,770 $49,280 $112,730
1876down$3,910 $4,520 $10,060 $61,760
1876 CC$19,580 $33,280 $76,280
1876 Sdown$3,750 $3,910 $9,340 $43,440 $208,000
Liberty TIII
Liberty TIII Typedown$2,380 down$2,410 down$2,470 down$2,730 down$4,810
1877down$3,590 $6,310 down$15,320 $35,780
1877 CC$61,430 $143,000
1877 S$3,090 $6,660 $13,650 $35,780
1878$2,780 $4,780 $14,630 $37,600
1878 CC$99,450 $162,500
1878 S$3,190 $4,940 $18,130 $45,630
1879$4,590 $9,000 $24,640 $30,750 $63,380
1879 CC$102,050 $136,500
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1879 O$188,500 $214,500 $270,000
1879 S$4,280 $11,090 $38,030 $80,330
1880$16,580 $34,130 $53,660
1880 S$6,090 $10,040 $19,060 $53,630 $104,630
1881$188,500 $214,500
1881 S$3,220 $8,290 $26,980
1882$210,000
1882 CC$26,660 $41,180 $169,000
1882 S$2,910 $3,280 $10,820 $30,550
1883 Proof Only
1883 CCdown$13,840 $34,430 $62,080
1883 S$2,940 $3,280 $6,690 $24,560
1884 Proof Only
1884 CC$14,650 $20,590 $93,280
1884 S$2,780 $3,160 $4,940 $17,880 $53,660
1885$108,880 $125,130 $168,750
1885 CC$60,410 $115,430 $186,980
1885 S$2,650 $3,030 $4,590 $9,660 $62,440
1886$195,000 $227,500
1887 Proof Only
1887 S$2,970 $4,410 $10,780 $33,080 $47,250
1888$2,650 $3,090 $12,590 $23,290 $78,980
1888 S$2,650 $2,970 $5,280 $10,890 $30,230
1889$2,910 $7,090 $15,410 $22,280
1889 CC$23,290 $45,560 $87,430 $126,560
1889 S$2,840 $3,280 $4,030 $7,660 $30,310
1890$2,780 $4,810 down$9,090 $32,060 $56,360
1890 CC$15,190 down$26,260 $60,780 $86,450
1890 Sdown$2,810 $3,470 $4,840 $11,470 $32,180
1891$101,730 $111,880 $162,000 $202,500
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1891 CC$86,060 $120,830 $168,750
1891 S$2,650 $3,030 $4,440 $5,060
1892$39,060 $47,450 $53,630 $66,830 $82,820
1892 CCdown$19,370 $41,180 $69,530
1892 S$2,690 $2,940 $4,410 $8,160 $27,310
1893$2,650 $2,970 $3,610 $5,690
1893 CC$18,700 $31,390 $71,210 $100,240
1893 Sdown$2,530 down$2,880 $4,340 $7,280 $42,250
1894down$2,380 $2,630 $3,910 $7,310 $31,850
1894 Sdown$2,380 down$2,690 $3,310 $4,840 $32,180
1895down$2,380 down$2,550 $2,910 $4,940 $15,730
1895 Sdown$2,380 down$2,550 $3,090 $5,720 $21,400
1896down$2,380 $2,660 $4,440 $5,280 $21,600
1896 Sdown$2,380 down$2,720 $4,780 $6,470 $32,740
1897down$2,380 down$2,550 $2,810 $4,340 $22,070
1897 Sdown$2,380 down$2,550 $3,030 $4,590 $19,180
1898$2,580 $3,060 $3,690 $14,690
1898 Sdown$2,380 down$2,550 $3,030 $4,190 down$6,660
1899down$2,380 down$2,550 $2,720 $3,690 $9,090
1899 Sdown$2,380 down$2,550 $3,910 $5,590 $21,940
1900down$2,380 down$2,410 $2,580 $2,860 $6,210
1900 S$2,450 $2,750 $4,470 $6,780 $26,980
1901down$2,380 down$2,410 $2,830 $3,570 $6,510
1901 Sdown$2,380 down$2,550 $4,060 $6,590 $23,960
1902$3,090 $5,160 $11,090 $31,730 $57,380
1902 Sdown$2,380 down$2,550 $2,970 $11,170 $31,850
1903down$2,380 down$2,410 down$2,470 down$2,730 $6,010
1903 Sdown$2,380 $2,750 $3,690 $4,520 $19,310
1904down$2,380 down$2,410 down$2,470 down$2,730 down$4,810
1904 Sdown$2,380 down$2,550 down$2,610 $2,920 $5,970
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1905$3,690 $5,720 $12,810 $35,430 $62,780
1905 Sdown$2,530 down$2,550 $3,030 $5,280 $23,630
1906$3,090 $3,720 $5,720 $19,180 $32,400
1906 Ddown$2,420 down$2,550 $3,560 $5,280 $16,450
1906 Sdown$2,380 down$2,550 $2,840 $6,110 $20,480
1907down$2,380 down$2,410 down$2,470 down$2,730 $8,610
1907 Ddown$2,380 $2,780 $3,970 $4,970 $7,310
1907 Sdown$2,420 $2,810 $3,410 $4,390 down$19,580

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