1878-S Liberty Head Double Eagle. MS-61 (PCGS). CAC. Sharply struck from the dies with beautiful rose patina. The San Francisco Mint produced 1,739,000 double eagles of this date with a total face value of $34,780,000. The mintage figure was up just 4,000 coins from the preceding year at the West Coast facility. Most examples of this issue saw use in overseas transactions. We estimate a Mint State population for this plentiful date of 800 to 1,200 pieces, perhaps a trifle more, with most examples in the MS-60 to MS-62 range, as here. From the Fairmont Collection.