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    Remarkable AU 50 1854-D Three Dollar Gold Piece--One of the Finest Known

    1854-D AU 50 NGC. The Donald Carter Collection contained several examples of this near-legendary key issue from the three dollar series. However, all of those pieces were VF or XF with the best an XF 45. As one can immediately tell, with a mintage of only 1,120 pieces there are very few coins available at any given time in the marketplace. But the '54-D is also a condition rarity with AUs generally not available unless a high grade collection of key date gold is sold and enters the market. This is one of those remarkable opportunities.
    The striking details on this coin are uniformly firm, showing little that could be construed as softness on either side. Light to medium golden-rose surfaces retain noticeable portions of mint luster surrounding the devices. The only disturbance that could be of assistance in tracing the pedigree of this important coin is a small, dark copper stain on the upper lip of the Native American. Light die clashing is also noted in the center of the reverse. Another high grade rarity from the Green Mountain Collection. Population: 4 in AU 50, only 11 finer (4/98). (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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    August, 1998
    3rd-6th Monday-Thursday
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