Does anybody have any information on the ORIGINS of this collection ? Stacks-Bowers is having another auction on these coins next week. I have never heard about the ORIGIN of this hoard -- starting with the name "Fairmont" and how it applies -- other than it apparently is an amalgamation of various bank hoards from Europe (or maybe 1 big bank hoard, not sure). "Collection" implies 1 person and intent to collect specific coins; a hoard to me is more random. I've heard both terms used in regards to Fairmont. Doug Winter has written extensively in his CoinWeek columns on this collection over the years. The Fairmont Collection/Hoard is thousands of gold coins and I believe dozens (maybe hundreds) of Double Eagles (mostly Liberty's but some Saints). Bulk of the coins appear to be smaller gold coins including Eagles, Half Eagles, Quarter Eagles, etc. Anybody know more about this collection/hoard ? Anybody buy any Fairmont coins ? My understanding is lots of key dates have been found but in mostly AU and low-MS grades. But the Double Eagle supply from Fairmont did lower prices for a few dates the last 2-4 years or so.