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    1854 Three Dollar, MS65
    Fantastic First-Year Coin

    1854 $3 MS65 PCGS. Perhaps it seemed like an auspicious beginning, the six-figure mintage of the three dollar gold piece in Philadelphia in 1854, its debut year. Whatever enthusiasm there might have been for the odd denomination evaporated in a hurry, though, and no subsequent issue came close to 1854's figure. This delightful Gem from the initial issue is apricot-gold with touches of both yellow and peach, strongly detailed on trouble-spots such as the bottom of the wreath with the swirling luster that would become a signature of the denomination in the years ahead. Population: 20 in 65, 11 finer (7/13).(Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 25M3, PCGS# 7969)

    Weight: 5.02 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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