1872-S Liberty Head Double Eagle. MS-60 (PCGS). This highly lustrous, golden-honey example is sharply to fully struck from the dies. The mintage for the 1872-S amounted to 780,000 pieces, reduced by 148,000 coins from the previous dates total at the San Francisco Mint. Face value for the issue is $15,600,000. As with many issues from the era, some portion of the mintage for the 1872-S found its way into overseas banking and bullion transactions. Perhaps 150 or so Mint State coins are known today, with the preponderance of such pieces at the basal MS-60 level or slightly finer. Any Uncirculated 1872-S double eagle is clearly a scarce coin, especially with the attractively original surfaces offered here. From the Fairmont Collection.