1867 Liberty Head Double Eagle. AU-55 (PCGS).Handsome honey-apricot color graces the lustrous surfaces of this superior About Uncirculated Type II Liberty Head $20 gold coin. The strike is generally sharp, as well, and the overall quality and eye appeal is notable. The mintage of this Philadelphia Mint issue is 251,015 circulation strikes. An exception to the general rule for double eagle issues from the Civil War and Reconstruction eras, many were sent to Europe, and of these at least a few hundred were not melted. Q. David Bowers estimates the Mint State population at 350 to 500 coins, which is a dramatically larger figure than is usually seen for Philadelphia Mint double eagles from the 1860s. David W. Akers in 1982 wrote that these came from Europe in the 1960s, and he was of the opinion that there were multiple hoards. Perhaps there were simply multiple disbursements from a single hoard, as the surface characteristics are said to be similar for these pieces. This Fairmont Collection piece is obviously from a different source, and it is a truly impressive 1867 double eagle at the Choice AU level. This newcomer to the numismatic market is a find for both type and date collectors.PCGS# 8951. NGC ID: 269Z.<strong>To view all items from the Fairmont Collection-Kronen Set, click<a href="https://auctions.stacksbowers.com/lots?search=fairmont+collection&parent_category=1-11EIQ&lots_range=upcoming"target=’_blank’> here.</a></strong>.From the Fairmont Collection - Kronen Set.