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    1854-D Three Dollar Gold Piece, AU55
    Finer than Usually Seen

    1854-D $3 AU55 PCGS. CAC. Variety 1-A. The Dahlonega and New Orleans Mint each produced three dollar gold pieces in the debut year,1854, and produced no others of this denomination. Considerable demand stems from specialists in the three dollar series, as well as collectors of Dahlonega gold coins. The few survivors from the 1,120-coin mintage are hardly sufficient to meet that demand, especially in higher grades. PCGS has only certified 13 submissions in higher grades than this Choice AU example, and that population total likely includes resubmissions. Market appearances are infrequent. Over the past 25 years, we have offered finer examples just 29 times. This piece has pleasing honey-gold surfaces and retains considerable luster with minimal, inconsequential circulation marks. Population: 22 in 55, 13 finer. CAC: 6 in 55, 5 finer (2/18). (NGC ID# 25M4, PCGS# 7970)

    Weight: 5.02 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper

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