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 10/26/2021
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Liberty TI No Motto
Liberty TI N/M Type$4,690 $7,740 $8,190 $10,080 $14,510
1849 (one minted)
1850down$30,880 down$44,850 down$76,280 down$168,750 down$270,000
1850 Odown$102,380
1851down$9,190 $15,310 down$35,780 down$53,330
1851 O$39,650 $56,550 $76,280
1852$5,840 $12,810 $27,000 $51,980
1852 O$49,690 $79,950 $105,980 $330,750
1853$8,190 $17,880 $33,750 $56,030 $175,500
1853/2$29,380 $73,580
1853 O$46,880 $65,480
1854 Sm Date$11,780 $19,180 $30,710 $50,630
1854 O
1854 S$32,190 $40,300 $56,880 $72,230 $116,780
1855$13,560 $20,800 $57,380
1855 O$137,500
1855 S$8,810 $17,500 $29,580 $44,890
1856$12,810 $25,030 $43,880
1856 O$687,500 $825,500 $1,417,500
1856 S$7,190 $13,330 $19,910 $30,750 $43,880
1857$7,810 down$20,150 $33,410 $52,000
1857 O$71,880 $162,500
1857 S$6,030 $7,440 $8,190 $9,690 $14,510
1858$13,440 $25,810 $46,910
1858 O$61,880 $90,350 $178,880
1858 S$11,280 $21,910 $43,880
1859$48,750 $70,850
1859 O
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1859 S$20,630 $26,000 $50,630
1860$8,090 $10,780 $23,130 $60,080 $114,750
1860 O$168,750
1860 S$12,090 $22,430 $29,030
1861$4,690 $7,660 $22,610 $30,380 $57,380
1861 O$240,500
1861 S$20,310 $30,310 $42,530
1861 S Paquet Rev.
1862$49,380 $60,450 $89,780 $110,030
1862 S$18,130 $34,780 $49,280
1863$31,880 $59,150 $80,330 $104,630
1863 S$10,190 $21,130 $39,150 $53,330
1864$24,380 $43,550 $79,950 $162,000 $364,000
1864 S$12,810 $25,680 $38,140 $58,730 $111,380
1865$8,910 $15,810 $18,850 $26,000 $84,380
1865 S$7,660 down$12,810 $20,590 $25,810 $34,450
1866 S No Motto$231,250 $325,000
Liberty TII W/Motto
Liberty TII W/M Type$2,740 $2,970 $5,370 $30,550 $156,000
1866down$13,980 $30,850 $62,780 down$162,000
1866 S With Motto$17,550 $43,540
1867down$7,440 down$10,090 down$34,760
1867 S$19,050 $38,810
1868down$36,110 down$50,050 down$76,610
1868 S$10,080 $34,900
1869down$20,350 down$28,150 down$46,910 down$100,910 down$286,000
1869 S$6,990 $22,280 $40,630 $76,280
1870$16,670 $31,200 down$64,680 down$93,830
1870 CC
1870 S$8,810 $22,610 $66,830
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1871down$16,710 down$34,630 down$56,550 down$97,180
1871 CC$139,750 $175,500 $303,750 $422,500
1871 Sdown$5,660 down$12,550 down$34,090 down$141,750
1872down$7,350 down$16,200 down$35,440 down$100,240
1872 CC$100,240 $162,500
1872 Sdown$4,970 down$19,780 down$34,760 down$71,210
1873 Closed 3down$7,640 down$15,540 down$40,500
1873 Open 3$2,740 $2,970 $5,370 $30,550 $162,000
1873 CC$82,010 $93,830 $128,250
1873 S Closed 3$3,410 $9,210 down$21,940
1873 S Open 3down$14,180 $31,390
1874down$4,160 $10,460 down$33,410 down$64,130
1874 CC$43,880 $84,380
1874 S$2,740 $5,370 $36,790
1875$2,910 $3,310 $6,700 $45,830
1875 CC$12,760 down$19,240 $42,730 $73,580
1875 S$2,940 $3,610 $13,460 $49,280
1876$2,740 $3,480 $9,150 $56,030
1876 CC$14,650 $25,310 $39,830
1876 S$2,740 $3,060 $7,500 $35,630 $172,250
Liberty TIII
Liberty TIII Typedown$2,320 down$2,370 down$2,510 down$2,740 down$5,110
1877$2,750 $3,710 $14,850 $35,780
1877 CC$47,450 $83,850
1877 S$2,750 $4,420 $13,650 $24,980
1878$2,540 $2,990 $11,990 $33,080
1878 CC$70,530 $83,850
1878 S$2,540 $4,090 $18,130 $41,250
1879$3,060 $6,860 $24,640 $29,250 $60,130
1879 CC$73,450 $109,850
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1879 O$169,000 $182,000 $209,250
1879 S$3,310 $10,910 $35,750
1880$16,250 $20,480 $24,980
1880 S$3,660 $7,090 $19,060 $41,600 $76,280
1881$172,250 $186,550
1881 S$2,540 $6,760 down$24,050
1882
1882 CC$21,600 $36,450 $125,450
1882 Sdown$2,460 $2,910 $10,820 $30,550
1883 Proof Only
1883 CC$10,730 $27,470 $43,230
1883 Sdown$2,460 $2,880 $4,280 $16,560
1884 Proof Only
1884 CC$10,730 $15,190 $42,250
1884 Sdown$2,460 $2,600 $3,440 $15,600 $47,590
1885$107,250 $122,850 $148,500
1885 CC$51,640 $83,030 $99,230
1885 Sdown$2,460 $2,590 $3,090 $8,660 $70,880
1886$146,250 $162,500
1887 Proof Only
1887 Sdown$2,460 $3,410 down$10,280 $33,080 $47,250
1888down$2,460 $2,590 $11,810 $18,560 down$78,980
1888 Sdown$2,460 $2,590 down$4,720 $11,510 $30,230
1889down$2,460 $4,190 $15,410 $22,280
1889 CC$18,230 $29,360 $38,030 $53,330
1889 Sdown$2,460 $2,880 $3,220 $7,970 $27,190
1890down$2,460 $2,720 $6,690 $25,990 $38,480
1890 CC$10,090 $18,290 $44,850 $58,500
1890 Sdown$2,460 $2,590 down$4,280 $11,470 $29,320
1891down$89,050 $96,880 $126,230 $175,500
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1891 CC$64,130 $76,280 $91,130
1891 Sdown$2,460 $2,690 $2,750 $4,250
1892$29,560 $43,550 $47,450 $61,760 $69,530
1892 CC$16,130 $34,430 $58,730
1892 Sdown$2,460 $2,530 down$4,220 $6,530 $22,810
1893down$2,460 down$2,510 down$2,780 $4,940
1893 CC$16,670 down$25,310 $53,330 $76,280
1893 Sdown$2,460 $2,530 $2,810 $7,280 $42,250
1894down$2,320 down$2,510 down$2,660 $4,620 down$28,280
1894 Sdown$2,320 down$2,510 down$2,660 $4,160 $23,400
1895down$2,320 down$2,510 $2,750 $3,250 $15,730
1895 Sdown$2,320 down$2,510 down$3,090 $4,160 $21,400
1896down$2,320 down$2,510 down$2,660 $4,190 $21,600
1896 Sdown$2,320 down$2,510 down$2,660 $3,780 $32,740
1897down$2,320 down$2,510 down$2,660 $3,250 $22,070
1897 Sdown$2,320 down$2,720 $2,910 $3,630 $15,930
1898$2,580 $2,840 $3,690 $11,410
1898 Sdown$2,320 down$2,510 $2,880 down$3,590 $6,030
1899down$2,320 down$2,510 $2,750 $3,470 $7,220
1899 Sdown$2,320 down$2,510 down$2,660 $3,250 $21,940
1900down$2,320 down$2,370 down$2,550 down$2,740 down$5,320
1900 Sdown$2,320 down$2,510 $2,720 $4,780 $23,730
1901down$2,320 down$2,370 $2,830 $3,510 down$5,520
1901 Sdown$2,320 down$2,510 down$2,660 $5,630 $23,960
1902$3,090 $4,440 $9,530 $31,730 $57,380
1902 Sdown$2,320 down$2,510 $2,690 $9,920 $30,230
1903down$2,320 down$2,370 down$2,510 down$2,740 down$5,320
1903 Sdown$2,320 down$2,510 down$2,660 $3,480 $15,410
1904down$2,320 down$2,370 down$2,510 down$2,740 down$5,110
1904 Sdown$2,320 down$2,510 down$2,660 down$2,740 $5,910
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1905$2,780 $4,970 $9,660 $30,550 $62,780
1905 Sdown$2,460 down$2,510 down$2,660 $5,280 $23,630
1906$2,910 $3,720 $5,720 $16,250 $32,400
1906 Ddown$2,360 down$2,510 $2,840 $5,060 $16,450
1906 Sdown$2,320 down$2,510 $2,840 $4,930 $20,480
1907down$2,320 down$2,370 down$2,510 down$2,740 $8,610
1907 Ddown$2,320 down$2,510 down$3,970 down$4,340 $6,140
1907 Sdown$2,360 down$2,510 down$2,760 $4,060 $18,020

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