Saint-Gaudens $20 Double Eagle Values
The Saint-Gaudens $20 Double Eagle was minted by the United States government from 1907 to 1933 in Philadelphia, San Francisco, and Denver. It is 34mm in diameter, composed of 90% gold and 10% copper, and has a net weight of .96750 oz. pure gold. The coin holds the distinction of being the last gold coin struck in the U.S. for regular circulation. For this reason, as well as its legendary design elements, it is one of the most prized and sought after coins by collectors around the world. There are several design varieties. Originally the coin was struck in what as known as the "high relief" design in which the devices were unusually high above the fields. This design was exceptionally difficult to mint and the coin was quickly redesigned in a more "flat" relief. Also, early coins were produced without the motto "In God We Trust" which was later added. 1908 strikes are available both with and without motto.
These prices for Double Eagles are provided as a service to Hobbizine readers. They are derived from numerous sources such as dealer price lists, advertisements in numismatic publications, and public auction results. Use these values as a guideline for evaluating the reasonableness of dealer prices, setting up trades with other collectors, and estimating the worth of your collection.
Some notes about grading:
- G - Good: Major design elements are outlined but details are gone; the date may not be sharp (but should be readable) and the rim may not be complete.
- VG - Very Good: Major design elements, letters and numerals are worn but clear.
- F - Fine: Major elements are still clear but details are worn away.
- VF - Very fine: Light even wear on high points, all lettering and design details are sharp.
- XF - Extremely Fine: All design details are sharp; some mint luster remains.
- AU – About Uncirculated: Traces of wear with at least half of the original luster remaining.
- MS-60 – Mint State: A perfect coin with bright consistent luster and no scratches or contact marks.
- MS-65 - Mint State: A gem coin - blemish free with sharp strike. Here it is presumed to have been professionally graded.