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 09/26/2022
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Liberty TI No Motto
Liberty TI N/M Type$5,840 $7,740 $8,560 $10,300 $15,860
1849 (one minted)
1850down$35,750 $45,500 $82,690 $189,000 $297,000
1850 O$123,180
1851$9,030 $16,560 $35,780 $57,710
1851 Odown$51,030 $80,280 $130,280
1852$5,840 down$13,980 $29,360 $60,410 $249,750
1852 O$52,810 $98,150 $155,250 $216,000 $351,000
1853$8,190 down$19,960 down$48,260 $73,910 $175,500
1853/2$29,380 down$73,580
1853 O$65,940 $95,550
1854 Sm Date$11,780 $19,180 $30,710 $50,630
1854 O
1854 S$37,190 $51,030 $63,380 $86,060 $148,500
1855$16,880 $22,750 $57,380
1855 O$162,500
1855 S$10,340 down$22,810 $31,530 $50,960
1856$12,810 down$25,350 $43,880
1856 O$775,000 $955,500 $1,417,500
1856 S$7,970 $14,630 $22,070 $31,530 $56,360
1857$7,810 $20,610 $33,410 $52,000
1857 O$143,750 $234,000 $263,250
1857 S$6,030 $7,440 $8,560 $9,910 $15,860
1858$13,440 $25,810 $57,380
1858 O$95,630 $120,250 $204,530
1858 S$12,250 down$35,430 $62,780
1859$48,750 $76,050
1859 O
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1859 Sdown$19,380 down$29,250 $75,940
1860$8,130 down$12,190 $23,130 $104,630 $148,500
1860 O$206,250
1860 S$12,810 $33,350 $51,100
1861$6,090 $8,410 down$29,030 $43,880 $107,330
1861 O$422,500
1861 S$24,060 $40,630 $70,880
1861 S Paquet Rev.
1862$55,940 $69,230 $89,780 $110,030
1862 S$24,060 $39,330 $79,310
1863$39,690 $59,150 $80,330 $104,630
1863 S$11,810 down$25,030 $47,590 $71,210
1864down$28,280 $51,350 $87,750 $162,000 $364,000
1864 S$15,560 down$29,250 $61,430 $84,710 $131,630
1865$8,910 down$17,940 down$21,130 $26,000 $84,380
1865 S$8,720 $14,950 $20,930 $28,280 $38,030
1866 S No Motto$237,500 $357,500
Liberty TII W/Motto
Liberty TII W/M Type$3,530 $3,910 $7,660 down$35,950 $108,550
1866down$14,760 $33,410 $62,780 $162,000
1866 S With Mottodown$19,310 $66,830
1867$9,340 $12,450 $38,480
1867 Sdown$18,010 $35,780 $168,750
1868$34,430 $51,350 $78,980
1868 S$10,820 $37,130
1869down$20,480 $28,150 $46,910 $100,910 $286,000
1869 S$7,310 $25,310 $40,630 $84,710
1870$16,670 down$34,780 $64,680 $93,830
1870 CC
1870 S$8,810 $30,710 $66,830
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1871$19,180 down$38,480 $56,550 $97,180
1871 CC$195,000 $227,500 $351,000 $520,000
1871 S$5,660 $15,930 down$42,190 $141,750
1872$7,350 $16,200 down$35,570 $100,240
1872 CC$178,880 $227,500
1872 S$5,440 $19,240 $39,490 $71,210
1873 Closed 3$7,640 $15,540 $40,500
1873 Open 3$3,630 $4,060 $7,660 down$35,950 $189,000
1873 CCdown$100,910 down$124,880 $182,250
1873 S Closed 3$4,580 $9,920 $25,310
1873 S Open 3$14,180 $31,390
1874$4,590 $10,460 $33,410 $64,130
1874 CC$64,130 $118,130
1874 S$3,910 $6,240 $38,480
1875$3,560 $4,310 down$8,870 $64,350
1875 CC$14,110 down$25,990 $50,630 $91,130
1875 S$4,190 $5,010 $12,770 $49,280 $112,730
1876$3,530 $4,520 $10,060 $61,760
1876 CCdown$19,780 $33,280 $76,280
1876 S$3,720 $3,910 $8,590 $35,630 $201,500
Liberty TIII
Liberty TIII Typedown$2,180 down$2,230 down$2,320 down$2,540 down$5,130
1877down$3,410 down$5,950 $14,850 $35,780
1877 CC$61,430 $143,000
1877 S$3,090 $6,310 $13,650 $35,780
1878$2,660 $2,990 $14,630 $33,080
1878 CC$99,450 $162,500
1878 S$3,190 $4,840 $18,130 $45,630
1879$4,160 $6,860 $24,640 $29,250 $60,130
1879 CC$102,050 $136,500
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1879 O$188,500 $214,500 $270,000
1879 S$4,280 $10,940 $38,030 $80,330
1880down$17,880 $27,950 $49,280
1880 S$6,030 $8,350 $19,060 $45,050 $85,390
1881$188,500 $214,500
1881 S$3,220 $7,960 $26,980
1882$210,000
1882 CCdown$26,660 $41,180 $169,000
1882 S$2,650 $3,220 $10,820 $30,550
1883 Proof Only
1883 CC$13,030 down$34,430 $62,080
1883 S$2,940 $3,280 $5,590 $24,560
1884 Proof Only
1884 CC$14,650 down$20,250 down$93,280
1884 S$2,780 down$3,160 $4,660 down$17,880 down$53,660
1885$108,880 $125,130 $168,750
1885 CC$60,410 down$115,430 $186,980
1885 S$2,650 $3,030 $4,590 down$9,660 $62,440
1886$195,000 $227,500
1887 Proof Only
1887 S$2,970 $4,220 $10,780 $33,080 $47,250
1888$2,650 $3,090 $12,590 $23,290 $78,980
1888 S$2,650 $2,940 $4,810 $10,890 $30,230
1889$2,910 $4,190 $15,410 $22,280
1889 CCdown$26,120 $45,560 $87,430 $126,560
1889 S$2,840 $3,280 $3,970 $7,660 $30,310
1890$2,780 $4,720 $8,310 $25,990 $38,480
1890 CC$15,190 down$22,610 $60,780 $86,450
1890 S$2,650 $3,470 $4,840 $11,470 $32,180
1891$101,730 $111,880 $162,000 $202,500
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1891 CCdown$86,060 down$120,830 down$168,750
1891 S$2,650 $3,030 down$4,160 $5,060
1892$35,440 $43,550 $47,450 $61,760 $77,290
1892 CC$21,260 down$44,210 $69,530
1892 S$2,690 $2,940 $4,410 down$8,590 $27,310
1893$2,650 $2,970 $3,610 $5,590
1893 CC$18,700 down$37,130 $71,210 $100,240
1893 Sdown$2,310 $2,910 $4,310 $7,280 $42,250
1894down$2,180 $2,630 $3,530 down$7,350 $31,850
1894 Sdown$2,180 down$2,360 $2,800 $4,160 $23,400
1895down$2,180 down$2,360 $2,910 $4,780 $15,730
1895 Sdown$2,180 down$2,360 $3,090 $5,160 $21,400
1896down$2,180 $2,660 $4,410 $5,340 $21,600
1896 Sdown$2,180 $2,780 $4,780 $5,340 $32,740
1897down$2,180 down$2,360 $2,810 down$4,160 $22,070
1897 Sdown$2,180 $2,560 $3,030 $4,590 $19,180
1898$2,580 down$3,060 $3,690 down$13,560
1898 Sdown$2,180 down$2,360 $2,940 $3,940 $6,220
1899down$2,180 down$2,360 $2,720 $3,690 $7,660
1899 Sdown$2,180 down$2,360 $3,910 $4,940 $21,940
1900down$2,180 down$2,230 down$2,580 $2,860 $6,210
1900 S$2,450 $2,750 $4,250 $5,440 $23,730
1901down$2,180 down$2,230 $2,830 $3,510 $6,140
1901 Sdown$2,180 down$2,360 $4,060 $6,030 $23,960
1902$3,090 $5,160 $11,090 $31,730 $57,380
1902 Sdown$2,180 down$2,360 $2,970 $11,170 $31,850
1903down$2,180 down$2,230 down$2,320 down$2,540 down$5,720
1903 Sdown$2,180 $2,750 $3,690 $4,520 $20,150
1904down$2,180 down$2,230 down$2,320 down$2,540 down$5,130
1904 Sdown$2,180 down$2,360 down$2,460 $2,740 $5,970
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1905$3,690 $5,720 $12,810 down$35,430 $62,780
1905 Sdown$2,310 down$2,360 $3,030 $5,280 $23,630
1906$3,090 $3,720 $5,720 $19,180 $32,400
1906 Ddown$2,220 down$2,360 down$3,560 down$5,280 $16,450
1906 Sdown$2,180 down$2,360 $2,840 $6,110 $20,480
1907down$2,180 down$2,230 down$2,320 down$2,540 $8,610
1907 Ddown$2,180 $2,780 $3,970 $4,780 $6,860
1907 Sdown$2,220 $2,810 $3,350 $4,390 $18,020

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