1905 Liberty Head Double Eagle. MS-63 (PCGS). OGH. With billowy mint frost to uncommonly smooth looking surfaces, this premium quality example seems conservatively graded at the MS-63 level. Blushes of pinkish-rose iridescence enhance otherwise dominant orange-gold patina on both sides of this enticing coin. After only the 1902, the 1905 is the lowest mintage circulation strike Liberty Head double eagle of the 1900 to 1907 era. Only 58,919 circulation strikes were coined at the Philadelphia Mint in 1905, equal to a face value of $1,178,380. David W. Akers considered the 1905 to be "very scarce" in Uncirculated condition when he wrote his double eagle book in 1982. In subsequent years, examples from overseas hoards have swelled the Mint State population to 1,500 or more examples. Nonetheless, the 1905 remains a comparatively scarce issue that commands a substantial premium in Mint State; the low mintage figure also adds to the dates desirability at all Uncirculated levels. This attractive piece is far finer than most and sure to sell for a strong bid.