1876-S Liberty Head Eagle. AU-53 (NGC). Warmly patinated surfaces are bathed in a handsome blend of deep honey and more vivid rose-gold shades. Plenty of sharp striking detail remains, and the persistent viewer will be further rewarded with glints of original mint luster. With only 5,000 coins struck, the 1876-S eagle boasts the second lowest mintage of the San Francisco Mint issues in the Liberty Head eagle series. Unknown in Mint State, this issue is scarce to rare in all circulated grades with an extant population of just 80 to 100 coins (per <em>PCGS CoinFacts</em>). This condition rarity AU-53 represents the finest in quality and eye appeal realistically obtainable for most of todays advanced gold enthusiasts.