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    1854 Three Dollar, PR61
    Rare First-Year Proof
    Only 10 to 12 Pieces Believed Extant

    1854 $3 PR61 NGC. JD-1, Low R.7. The exact number of proof 1854 three dollar gold pieces struck is uncertain; we know of at least 15 coins that were delivered to the Secretary of the Treasury in late April 1854, but it is possible that a few more were produced later in the year, after business strike production began in early May. The combined NGC and PCGS certified populations count only 15 coins (3/19), likely including at least a few resubmissions. We estimate only about 10 to 12 examples are extant, one of which permanently resides in the Smithsonian Institution.

    Our archives show only eight previous offerings of this first-year proof issue in the past decade. The present piece is numerically the lowest-grade example we have handled, and it is an ideal opportunity for the budget-minded collector to acquire this extremely rare proof issue. The design elements are fully brought up and are set against a deeply mirrored, straw-gold backdrop that delivers excellent visual appeal. Light hairlines in the fields account for the grade, but this piece is devoid of detectable contact marks. An important offering of this rare and significant proof three dollar issue. Census: 1 in 61, 3 finer (3/19).
    Ex: FUN Signature (Heritage, 1/2015), lot 4264, which realized $30,550.
    From The Chinook Collection. (Registry values: N7079) (NGC ID# 289R, PCGS# 8017)

    Weight: 5.02 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper

    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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    1551 North Thoreau Drive
    Schaumburg, IL 60173

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