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    Rare Key Date 1854-D Three Dollar Gold AU55

    1854-D $3 AU55 PCGS. Variety 1-A. This piece shows very decent striking details overall, although the denticles around the upper half of each side are typically either weak or missing. The pleasing light-green coloration is enhanced by subtle peach accents. A minuscule degree of even highpoint wear is noted on Liberty's headdress and hair. Die clash marks are observed in the central reverse fields, and closely adjacent to Liberty's throat and upper lip. A few minor abrasions are found under close examination. As the only Dahlonega Mint issue of the type, with a paltry mintage of 1,120 pieces, this date is consistently the object of fierce competition among collectors of both the three dollar series and collectors of Dahlonega gold. This example should excite considerable interest when it crosses the auction block. Population: 19 in 55, 12 finer (9/06).
    From The Tide Collection.(Registry values: N7079) (NGC ID# 25M4, PCGS# 7970)

    Weight: 5.02 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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    October, 2006
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