1874-CC Liberty Head Double Eagle. AU-55 (NGC). Plenty of frosty mint luster remains on both sides of this handsome deep gold example. Boldly defined overall. The Carson City Mint delivered 115,085 double eagles in 1874, up considerably from the 22,410 coins struck in 1873. The coins went directly into commerce locally, with few if any being shipped overseas at the time. Carson City Mint double eagles were not sent to foreign destinations in quantity before 1879, and only intermittently after that time. As a result, repatriated Carson City Mint gold coins typically are circulated, having received wear in the United States prior to being shipped overseas. The present example is finer than most and is sure to see spirited bidding at auction.