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    Rare, High Grade 1854-D Three Dollar, AU50 PCGS

    1854-D $3 AU50 PCGS. Variety 1-A, the only known dies. The 1854-D is a widely recognized 19th century rarity. The '54-O is the only other branch mint three dollar that was produced in one of the Southern mints. Only 1,120 coins were struck, and Doug Winter (1997) indicates that no more than 95 pieces are extant in all grades. The '54-D is also a condition rarity at or above the Choice XF level, with most survivors in the VF-XF grade range. This is one of the finer examples we have handled recently. A slight, even amount of rub is seen over the highpoints and there is a noticeable trace of luster around the peripheral devices. As always, the denticles are weak impressed--this is a curious anomaly that we have never seen addressed in print before. It is diagnostic as far as we know, and we would be highly suspicious of an 1854-D that had full denticles.(#7970) (Registry values: N7079) (NGC ID# 25M4, PCGS# 7970)

    Weight: 5.02 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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    September, 2005
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