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    One of the Finest Known 1854-D Three Dollar Gold Pieces

    1854-D AU 58 PCGS. Slightly better struck than usual for this issue with a bit more detail on the borders than the last two examples; this coin has very sharp centers with many of the hair strands showing individual definition. The color is a superb, natural orange-gold and coppery shade and there is considerable mint luster remaining. This is probably the single most appealing AU 1854-D three dollar gold piece we have ever seen and it certainly rates as one of the two or three finest known.
    The finest known 1854-D is in a private collection and was purchased out of the January, 1996 Superior sale. It was earlier owned by George Elliot and first surfaced in the superb collection of three dollar gold pieces sold by RARCOA in their session of Auction '81. The finest AU coins we have seen are the PCGS AU 55 in the Farmer Collection (it was earlier owned by Arthur Montgomery and was previously lot 1093 in Stack's February, 1978 Goshen Collection); and the specimen we proudly offer for sale here. (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, 1999
    6th-8th Wednesday-Friday
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