Just a touch of circulation away form a much finer grade, the present double eagle is alive with luster on its deep yellow-gold surfaces. Far more scarce in AU or finer despite the date's lofty mintage figure of 854,173 pieces. As with most early double eagles from San Francisco, much of the mintage saw prolonged use in circulation. Indeed, PCGS has certified just 14 examples of the date in Mint State, with the finest among those MS-63. Figures like these illustrate the value and quality that can be found in Choice AU-58 examples of the date such as that offered here. Choice for the grade.