The Liberty Head double eagle or Coronet double eagle is an American twenty-dollar gold piece struck as a pattern coin in 1849, and for commerce from 1850 to 1907. It was designed by Mint of the United States Chief Engraver James B. Longacre. — The largest denomination of United States coin …
The 1861 Paquet reverse
Obverse of 1904 double eagle. William Barber's modifications left more room for the date.
A 1900 cartoon from Puck magazine shows the gold standard, represented by the double eagle, triumphant over the silver.