1889-CC Liberty Head Double Eagle. AU-50 (PCGS). Vivid pale pinkish-rose highlights blend with dominant honey-gold patina on both sides of this originally preserved example. Appreciably lustrous, especially on the reverse, with virtually full striking detail also remaining. The Carson City Mint produced a mere 30,945 double eagles in 1889, a figure equal to $618,900 in face value. Circulated survivors are relatively obtainable by Carson City Mint double eagle standards, and they enjoy unflagging demand among both mintmarked type collectors and series specialists. From the Fairmont Collection.