1898-S Liberty Head Double Eagle. MS-64 (PCGS). Frosty rose-orange surfaces are carefully and originally preserved with eye appeal to spare. The San Francisco Mint produced 2,575,175 double eagles in 1898, up more than 1.1 million pieces over the previous years production at the West Coast facility. Face value for this generous mintage amounted to $51,503,500. Much of this coinage found its way overseas in banking and business transactions. We estimate as many as 30,000 to 50,000 or more Mint State examples exist of this plentiful issue, many of which are from European bank hoards that came to light over the last several decades. This is a truly delightful coin worthy of the strongest bids and is sure to please even the most discriminating of collectors. From the Fairmont Collection.