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    Choice XF 1854-D Three Dollar
    Odd-Denomination Dahlonega Gold

    1854-D $3 XF45 ANACS. Odd denominations and Dahlonega gold intersect at this famous three dollar issue, struck in the initial year for the denomination and the first and last of its kind. With just 1,120 pieces struck, it stands to reason that demand far exceeds the available supply, though the size of that supply is open to debate; Q. David Bowers, in The United States $3 Gold Pieces, compared the question of how many 1854-D three dollar coins exist with the classic, "How many angels can dance on the head of a pin?"
    What is known is that the 1854-D issue is decidedly scarce, with high demand regardless of condition. This Choice XF coin is pleasing for the grade with glimpses of original luster remaining in the protected areas. Yellow-orange surfaces are minimally abraded with a few small instances of encrustation and alloy.(Registry values: N4719) (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
    January, 2010
    6th-10th Wednesday-Sunday
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