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    Important 1854-D Three Dollar Gold

    1854-D $3 XF45 NGC. Variety 1-A, the only known dies. The '54-D is a rarity of legendary proportions in the 19th century U.S. gold series. It is the only Three Dollar gold issue delivered at either the Charlotte or Dahlonega Mints (easily the two most popular of the Southern branch mints). What's more, official records indicate that only 1,120 coins were produced, and Doug Winter (1997) indicates that no more than 95 pieces are extant. A condition rarity at or above the Choice XF level, Winter also notes that most survivors grade VF-XF40.
    Both sides are rather well detailed despite light wear over a typically soft strike for the issue. Of course, we note some bluntness of detail on Liberty's hair curls and at the borders, but the reverse denomination, date, and D mintmark are appreciably bold. A somewhat glossy, tan-gold appearance greets the viewer. An important issue and destined to receive significant bidder attention.(#7970) (Registry values: N4719) (NGC ID# 25M4, PCGS# 7970)

    Weight: 5.02 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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    January, 2005
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