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    Softly Frosted MS66 1854 Three Dollar Gold
    Only One Graded Finer at NGC

    1854 $3 MS66 NGC. The first-year 1854 three dollar gold pieces are collected as a type coin, along with the high-mintage 1874 and 1878 issues, but series specialists know that the issue is technically a one-year subtype, with a smaller font used for the DOLLAR denomination than those that follow. Even though the issue had a high mintage exceeding 138,000 pieces, few survivors today ever achieve the lofty Premium Gem grade of the present example. Both sides appear free of even the most picayune abrasions, a sign that this piece has been carefully stored ever since its acquisition. The surfaces have soft, satin luster with medium amber-gold coloration. The strike is impeccable, although a hint of softness appears, only at the I in LIBERTY on the headband and the feather directly above. A marvelous type coin suited for the finest set, a special prize for first-year-of-type collectors. Census: 8 in 66, 1 finer (7/10).(Registry values: N7079) (NGC ID# 25M3, PCGS# 7969)

    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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