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    Rare 1854-D Three Dollar Gold Piece

    1854-D $3 AU55 ANACS. This is the only Dahlonega Mint three-dollar gold coin issue, and the first year of issue for the denomination--a distinction shared with the 1854-O three-dollar gold piece. Only 1,120 pieces of the 1854-D were struck at the Georgia mint, and perhaps 100 or so exist today. Many of the survivors have been repaired, so attractive, problem-free examples are even rarer. Probably not more than 25 or 30 examples are known in AU or better grades, and nearly all of those are just AU50. This is a wonderful example with rich orange-gold surfaces and a hint of green coloration. A few tiny surface marks are present, most notable behind the lower hair details on the obverse. Little border detail is visible. The detail that is visible is quite weak, and only toward the bottom on each side. In fact, the unusual border appearance--along with the 5 and 4 in the date, which touch, and the incomplete leaf left of the date--are diagnostics used to spot counterfeits made by attaching a D mintmark to P-mint examples. Do not miss the chance to bid on this highly desirable, Choice AU example of this rare and popular issue.(Registry values: N7079) (NGC ID# 25M4, PCGS# 7970)

    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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    Auction Dates
    July, 2006
    7th-8th Friday-Saturday
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