1891-CC Liberty Head Double Eagle. MS-60 (PCGS).Displaying deep golden-wheat color with intermingled apricot highlights, this is a beautiful and conditionally rare example of a key date Carson City Mint double eagle. Sharply to fully struck with bountiful, nicely frosted mint luster. Uncommonly smooth and inviting for the assigned grade, and worthy of a strong premium.
With just 5,000 pieces produced, the 1891-CC is the lowest mintage Carson City Mint double eagle of the 1889 to 1893 era. Circulation on the West Coast was immediate and extensive, although a couple of thousand examples were probably exported after acquiring wear. Most of those coins were melted overseas, although a few hundred have been repatriated in recent decades, to the delight of collectors who would otherwise not be able to obtain an example of this key date $20. The majority of the repatriated coins are worn to one degree or another, and Mint State survivors number only 26 to 35 examples (per Rusty Goe, 2020).
This is one of the very few examples at this level that we have offered in recent decades, and it is a leading highlight of the extensive double eagle offerings in this installment of the Fairmont Collection.PCGS# 9017. NGC ID: 26C3.PCGS Population: 8; 21 finer (MS-63 finest).<p><p><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.