1870-S Liberty Head Double Eagle. AU-58 (PCGS). CAC. Lustrous Choice AU quality with bold to sharp striking detail and pretty honey-rose patina. The mintage for this issue is a generous 982,000 pieces with a face value of $19,640,000. Likely, many were sent overseas later in the decade, accounting for most of those surviving today. Indeed, thanks largely to repatriations from foreign bank hoards in recent decades, the 1870-S is a readily obtainable Type II Liberty Head double eagle in lower grades. Choice AUs such as this remain scarce, however, and they are of even further desirability to advanced collectors given the scarcity of the 1870-S in Mint State. From the Fairmont Collection.