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    Rare But Problem-Ridden 1854-D Three Dollar

    1854-D $3 Three Dollar XF45 Rim Mounts Removed at K-3, 6, 9, 12, Whizzed SEGS. As with all genuine '54-D Threes, this piece shows weakness on the obverse and the TED in UNITED is doubled. The 1854-D Three Dollar is a famous Dahlonega rarity, being the only D-mint of the denomination and one of just 1,120 pieces struck. As such, it is the object of competition from both collectors of the Three Dollar series as well as Southern gold enthusiasts. From the standpoint of wear, this is a high grade piece for a '54-D and inside the holder there is no visible evidence of the edge damage. However, much of the original surface metal was displaced by the whizzing process, giving the coin an unnatural, almost "pickled" appearance. (NGC ID# 25M4, PCGS# 7970)

    Weight: 5.02 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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    Auction Dates
    May, 2003
    1st-3rd Thursday-Saturday
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