1884-S Liberty Head Double Eagle. MS-64 (PCGS).This delightful 1884-S double eagle is sharply struck with bountiful mint luster and vivid, fully original color. The surfaces are remarkably smooth and approach numismatic perfection for the issue.<p>The mintage for this San Francisco Mint double eagle issue is 916,000 pieces. Similar to contemporary issues, many served in commerce, others were shipped overseas, and some were held in reserve for the redemption of Gold Certificates. David W. Akers accounted for dozens of Uncirculated examples in his 1982 double eagle treatise, and when Q. David Bowers penned his <em>Guide Book of Double Eagle Gold Coins</em> in 2004 the estimate had grown to thousands, most of which are believed to have been repatriated to American collections from foreign bank hoards. The present example from the Fairmont holdings is superior to most and would do equally well in a top flight type or date set.PCGS# 9002. NGC ID: 26BL.<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.