There are currently no items available for purchase in this Department. Search our Auction Archives below to find item values.
Lot
6909

1854-D $3

2001 February Long Beach Signature Sale #248

Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
Claim Item: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
Auction Ended On: Feb 23, 2001
Item Activity: 4 Internet/mail/phone bidders
153 page views
Location: Long Beach, CA
Description:
Near-Mint 1854-D Three Dollar--A Classic Gold Rarity
1854-D $3 AU 58 NGC. As the only D-mint issue in the three dollar gold series, the 1854-D is a desirable coin that is high on the want list of every gold collector. Unfortunately, this issue's paltry original mintage of 1,120 pieces and poor rate of survival mean that only the most affluent collectors will be able to obtain a high quality representative. The total number of 1854-D three dollar gold pieces extant is probably no more than 95 pieces (Winter, 1997), and most of these coins grade between VF 20 and XF 40. Above the XF 45 level of preservation, the 1854-D is a major rarity, and we have only handled four other AU 58 examples over the past decade:

1. Ex: May 2000 Central States Bullet Auction (Heritage, 5/00), lot 421, where it realized $32,800. This coin, graded by NGC, is identifiable by a small abrasion in the obverse field after the F in OF.
2. Ex: 1999 Chicago ANA Sale--Chestatee Collection (Heritage, 8/99), lot 7663, where it realized $33,350. This coin was graded by PCGS.
3. Ex: February 1999 Long Beach Sale (Heritage, 2/99), lot 6217, where it realized $32,500. PCGS certified this coin.
4. Ex: 1999 FUN Sale--North Georgia Collection (Heritage, 1/99), lot 7664, where it realized $57,500. This coin was also graded by PCGS.

The present example is distinct from the four previously mentioned coins in as much as it displays bolder striking definition around the peripheries. Refreshingly original, the surfaces are bathed in orange-gold color with tinges of crimson patina scattered about. Traces of frosty luster adhere to both sides, and the overall definition, while typically soft over Liberty's brow and the reverse ribbon, is sharper than normal for the issue. The abrasions are both small in size and well scattered, although a group of small indentations in the reverse field above the S in DOLLARS are noted for pedigree purposes. A pleasing coin for the grade, and a legendary issue that always performs well at auction. (NGC ID# 25M4, PCGS# 7970)

View large image(s) of this item

Service and Handling Description: (view shipping information)

Sales Tax information  | NGC Coin Grading Guarantee  |  Terms and Conditions

Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

Guides and Pricing Information:

Previous Prices from Heritage Auctions
Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
Price Guide
Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
Population Guide
Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
Find Auction Prices for Comparable Items:

Photographs:
Sign-in or Join (free & quick) to see the full image


FLOOR AUCTIONS View All
Open For Bidding
Coming Soon
HERITAGE MEMBERSHIP
888,301
bidder-members
$981,940,739
sold in the last year
VIEW BENEFITS
  1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
  2. Bid online
  3. Free Collector newsletter
  4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
  5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    winnings 
CONSIGNMENTS WANTED
Only 17 days left to consign to the 2015 January 4 - 5 NYINC World Coins & Ancient Coins Signature Auction - Waldorf NYINC!
Learn About Consigning With Us
The whole staff at Heritage made the difficult process of selling my husband's treasured collection much less painful through their understanding.
S.J. ,
Clarksburg, WV
HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. To compare for yourself, visit: compete.com
Take our 2014 Coin
and Currency Survey
Grand prize:
A Certified Uncirculated
1907 High Relief $20!*
Take the Survey
HERITAGE VIDEO TUTORIAL
GETTING THE MOST OUT OF SEARCH
RECENT AUCTIONS
2014 October 8 - 13 PNG New York Invitational US Coins Signature Auction - New York
2014 October 8 - 13 PNG New York Invitational US Coins Signature Auction - New York
REALIZED $11,173,440
2014 September 3 - 10 Long Beach Expo World Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach
2014 September 3 - 10 Long Beach Expo World Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach
REALIZED $9,060,348
2014 September 4 - 8 Long Beach Expo World Currency Signature Auction - Long Beach
2014 September 4 - 8 Long Beach Expo World Currency Signature Auction - Long Beach
REALIZED $1,806,473