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    1854-D Three Dollar Gold, AU58
    Rare Southern Gold Issue

    1854-D $3 AU58 NGC. Variety 1-A. With a reported mintage of just 1,120 pieces, the 1854-D is the only three dollar gold piece from the famous Dahlonega Mint. As with most D-mint issues, quality control was not a high priority with the 1854-D, and the majority of specimens in today's market are weakly struck, with insipid mint luster, on indifferently produced planchets. Accordingly, the issue is quite rare in high grade and collectors prize lightly worn near-Mint specimens, like the present coin, for their absolute rarity and status as a first-year branch mint type coin.

    The coin offered here exhibits just a trace of wear on the design elements, which show much more intricate detail than the average 1854-D. The detail in the wreath is especially sharp for the issue, with bold definition on the leaf veins. The pleasing orange-gold surfaces are lustrous and unusually lightly abraded. Altogether, a most attractive example of this rare Southern gold issue. Census: 24 in 58, 9 finer (10/16).
    From The Hotel Harrington Collection.(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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