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 05/20/2022
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Liberty TI No Motto
Liberty TI N/M Typedown$5,840 $7,740 $8,560 $10,300 down$15,860
1849 (one minted)
1850$34,780 $45,500 $76,280 $168,750 $270,000
1850 O$113,750
1851$9,030 $15,940 $35,780 $53,330
1851 Odown$48,750 down$63,050 down$84,380
1852$5,840 $13,650 down$29,360 $60,410 down$249,750
1852 O$54,380 $98,150 $155,250 $216,000 $351,000
1853$8,190 $17,880 down$44,210 down$73,910 $175,500
1853/2$29,380 down$67,500
1853 O$46,880 $65,480
1854 Sm Date$11,780 $19,180 $30,710 $50,630
1854 O
1854 S$32,190 down$48,750 $59,150 $76,280 $116,780
1855$15,810 $22,750 $57,380
1855 O$137,500
1855 S$8,810 down$22,190 $31,530 $44,890
1856$12,810 $25,030 $43,880
1856 Odown$750,000 down$942,500 $1,417,500
1856 S$7,190 $13,330 down$20,930 $28,280 $43,880
1857$7,810 $20,610 $33,410 $52,000
1857 O$116,880 $208,000
1857 S$6,030 $7,440 $8,560 $9,910 down$15,860
1858$13,440 $25,810 down$57,380
1858 O$84,380 $108,550 $178,880
1858 S$11,280 down$33,480 down$58,390
1859$48,750 $76,050
1859 O
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1859 S$20,630 down$30,880 down$65,480
1860$8,090 $10,780 $23,130 $104,630 $148,500
1860 O$168,750
1860 S$12,090 down$28,280 down$46,580
1861down$6,090 down$8,340 down$27,680 down$43,880 down$92,480
1861 O$240,500
1861 S$22,310 down$39,690 $60,410
1861 S Paquet Rev.
1862down$55,940 down$69,230 $89,780 $110,030
1862 S$22,190 $37,250 down$69,190
1863down$39,690 $59,150 $80,330 $104,630
1863 S$10,190 $21,130 down$45,560 down$65,480
1864$24,380 down$51,350 down$87,750 $162,000 $364,000
1864 S$12,810 $25,680 down$53,330 down$76,280 $111,380
1865$8,910 $15,810 $18,850 $26,000 $84,380
1865 S$7,660 $12,940 $20,590 $25,810 $35,750
1866 S No Motto$225,000 $325,000
Liberty TII W/Motto
Liberty TII W/M Type$3,030 down$3,910 $7,660 down$35,750 $182,000
1866$13,980 down$33,410 $62,780 $162,000
1866 S With Motto$17,550 down$66,830
1867$7,440 $10,090 down$36,790
1867 S$19,050 $35,780 $168,750
1868$36,110 $51,350 $78,980
1868 S$10,820 down$37,130
1869$20,350 $28,150 $46,910 $100,910 $286,000
1869 S$7,310 down$25,310 $40,630 $84,710
1870$16,670 down$35,430 $64,680 $93,830
1870 CC
1870 S$8,810 down$30,710 $66,830
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1871down$19,180 down$36,790 $56,550 $97,180
1871 CCdown$195,000 down$227,500 down$351,000 down$520,000
1871 S$5,660 $15,930 down$38,810 $141,750
1872$7,350 $16,200 $35,440 $100,240
1872 CCdown$178,880 down$227,500
1872 S$5,440 $19,780 down$39,490 $71,210
1873 Closed 3$7,640 $15,540 $40,500
1873 Open 3down$3,590 down$3,940 $7,660 down$35,750 $189,000
1873 CCdown$96,530 down$119,810 down$182,250
1873 S Closed 3$4,580 $9,920 $25,310
1873 S Open 3$14,180 $31,390
1874down$4,590 $10,460 $33,410 $64,130
1874 CCdown$64,130 down$118,130
1874 S$3,840 down$6,240 $38,480
1875$3,560 $4,310 $7,960 $64,350
1875 CCdown$13,840 down$23,960 $50,630 down$91,130
1875 S$3,030 $4,130 $13,460 $49,280
1876$3,530 $4,520 down$10,060 $61,760
1876 CCdown$17,210 $33,080 $76,280
1876 Sdown$3,560 $3,910 $8,590 $35,630 $201,500
Liberty TIII
Liberty TIII Typedown$2,310 down$2,340 down$2,380 down$2,600 down$5,360
1877$2,810 $3,710 $14,850 $35,780
1877 CCdown$61,430 down$143,000
1877 S$3,090 $6,310 $13,650 $24,980
1878$2,660 $2,990 down$14,630 $33,080
1878 CC$99,450 $162,500
1878 S$2,970 $4,090 $18,130 $41,250
1879$4,160 $6,860 $24,640 $29,250 $60,130
1879 CCdown$102,050 $136,500
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1879 Odown$188,500 down$214,500 down$270,000
1879 Sdown$4,220 $10,750 $35,750
1880$16,250 down$27,950 down$49,280
1880 S$5,410 $8,350 $19,060 $45,050 $85,390
1881down$188,500 down$214,500
1881 Sdown$3,220 down$7,960 down$26,980
1882down$210,000
1882 CC$24,640 down$39,830 $169,000
1882 S$2,650 $3,220 $10,820 $30,550
1883 Proof Only
1883 CCdown$13,030 $34,090 down$62,080
1883 S$2,940 $3,220 $4,280 down$28,440
1884 Proof Only
1884 CC$14,510 $20,050 $87,750
1884 S$2,650 $2,840 $3,440 $15,600 $47,590
1885down$108,880 down$125,130 down$168,750
1885 CCdown$60,410 down$110,030 down$186,980
1885 S$2,650 $2,840 $3,280 $8,660 down$65,480
1886down$195,000 down$227,500
1887 Proof Only
1887 S$2,650 $3,410 down$11,690 $33,080 $47,250
1888$2,650 $3,090 $12,590 $23,290 $78,980
1888 S$2,650 $2,840 $4,720 $11,510 $30,230
1889$2,910 $4,190 $15,410 $22,280
1889 CCdown$25,990 down$45,560 down$87,430 down$126,560
1889 S$2,650 down$3,280 down$3,470 $7,970 $30,310
1890$2,780 $4,720 $8,310 $25,990 $38,480
1890 CCdown$15,190 down$22,280 down$60,780 down$86,450
1890 S$2,650 $3,280 $4,280 $11,470 $29,320
1891down$101,730 down$111,880 down$162,000 down$202,500
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1891 CCdown$82,690 down$98,210 down$130,280
1891 S$2,650 $3,060 $3,720 $5,060
1892down$34,380 $43,550 $47,450 $61,760 $69,530
1892 CCdown$21,260 down$43,880 down$69,530
1892 S$2,650 $2,730 $4,220 down$7,660 $22,810
1893$2,650 down$2,970 down$3,450 down$5,590
1893 CCdown$18,700 down$34,430 $71,210 $100,240
1893 Sdown$2,450 $2,700 down$4,310 $7,280 $42,250
1894down$2,310 $2,700 $3,090 down$6,830 $31,850
1894 Sdown$2,310 down$2,500 $2,800 $4,160 $23,400
1895down$2,310 down$2,500 down$3,280 down$4,780 $15,730
1895 Sdown$2,310 down$2,500 $3,090 down$5,160 $21,400
1896down$2,310 $2,750 down$4,410 down$5,340 $21,600
1896 Sdown$2,310 down$2,910 down$4,500 down$5,340 $32,740
1897down$2,310 down$2,500 $2,970 down$4,090 $22,070
1897 Sdown$2,310 $2,810 down$3,280 down$4,590 down$19,180
1898$2,580 $2,840 $3,690 $11,410
1898 Sdown$2,310 down$2,500 down$3,000 $3,940 $6,220
1899down$2,310 down$2,500 $2,880 $3,690 down$7,660
1899 Sdown$2,310 down$2,500 down$3,690 down$4,690 $21,940
1900down$2,310 down$2,340 $2,660 $2,970 down$6,210
1900 Sdown$2,310 $2,810 down$4,250 down$5,440 $23,730
1901down$2,310 down$2,340 $2,830 $3,510 $6,140
1901 Sdown$2,310 down$2,480 down$4,060 down$6,030 $23,960
1902$3,090 $5,160 $11,090 $31,730 $57,380
1902 Sdown$2,310 down$2,480 $2,970 $11,170 $31,850
1903down$2,310 down$2,340 down$2,380 down$2,600 down$5,580
1903 Sdown$2,310 $2,880 $3,690 $4,520 down$20,150
1904down$2,310 down$2,340 down$2,380 down$2,600 down$5,360
1904 Sdown$2,310 down$2,480 down$2,520 down$2,600 $6,060
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1905$3,590 $5,720 down$12,810 down$32,180 $62,780
1905 Sdown$2,450 down$2,480 $3,030 $5,280 $23,630
1906$2,910 $3,720 $5,720 $19,180 $32,400
1906 Ddown$2,350 down$2,480 $3,030 $5,060 $16,450
1906 Sdown$2,310 down$2,480 $2,840 down$6,110 $20,480
1907down$2,310 down$2,340 down$2,380 down$2,600 $8,610
1907 Ddown$2,310 $2,780 $3,970 down$4,780 $6,860
1907 Sdown$2,350 $2,810 $3,350 $4,390 $18,020

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