1893-CC Liberty Head Double Eagle. EF-45 (PCGS). A richly original example, both sides exhibit iridescent pinkish-rose peripheries and warm khaki-gold centers. Sharply defined overall with plenty of mint luster evident. Just 18,042 pieces were struck for this historic double eagle issue, and a good number of these were sent overseas in the export trade. Those coins that stayed in the West tended to circulate. The Carson City Mint was shut down in 1893 after months of wrangling so coinage was halted by the end of the year, creating strong demand for this issue as the last year from this popular mint. From the Fairmont Collection.