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    Exceptional Choice AU 58 1854-D Three Dollar Gold

    1854-D $3 AU58 NGC. The 1854-D Three Dollar Gold is a coin of near-legendary reputation. The mintage was a mere 1,120 pieces, and it is the only Three Dollar issue struck at the Dahlonega mint. As such, it is a rare coin that is the subject of ferocious competition among collectors of both the series and the mint. Demand focuses on the coins that grade above XF, and a high-end AU coin, such as this one, is the best that most collectors can hope to obtain. This is a totally problem-free example that has no obvious surface blemishes, just the usual die clashing on each side. Modest wear on the high points of the design, and a small number of rather wispy hairlines over the surfaces are the only signs of brief circulation. At the present time, a dozen examples of this noteworthy rarity have been graded in Mint State, through the combined efforts of NGC and PCGS, and it seems highly likely that some duplication exists within that number, due to resubmissions. An important offering that is certain to receive serious attention from bidders. As expected, a small cluster have been graded oh so close to Mint State along with the present deserving example, and from this pool the big collectors fight amongst themselves to obtain such a desirable example.
    Collectors able to afford to collect Three Dollar Gold pieces quickly discover how many date and condition rarities there are. While most dates can be obtained with patience, certain dates command substantially more than others, especially for a popular Dahlonega coin as seen here. This is one of the key dates to the series, when offered they always garner many bids and most collectors continue to wait for another day, another coin, as the attractive examples continue to elude them. For the collector who wants to cross this date off the list, the present coin would make a welcome addition to any advanced collection. Census: 30 in 58, 8 finer (11/05).
    From The Peter G. Apple Collection.(Registry values: N7079) (NGC ID# 25M4, PCGS# 7970)

    Weight: 5.02 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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    January, 2006
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