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    Desirable and Scarce 1854-D XF 45 Three Dollars

    1854-D XF 45 PCGS. The elusive 1854-D three dollar, a coin of near-legendary reputation, has probably seen more auction appearances in the past 36 months than it saw in the preceding 36 years, but the demand for this issue is intense and ceaseless. The mintage was a mere 1,120 pieces and it is the the only three dollar to have been struck in the Dahlonega mint. Most surviving '54-D threes are well circulated, with a slight majority grading VF or less, often having been repaired to some degree. The poor strike that this issue is known for is only partly in evidence here, with slight softness on the plumes of the headdress and Liberty's hair curls. Both sides exhibit a light reddish patina in the exposed fields, fading to golden-orange elsewhere. We find few appreciable marks on either side, and mention only a paper-thin scratch below the chin. (NGC ID# 25M4, PCGS# 7970)

    Weight: 5.02 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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    Auction Dates
    February, 1999
    11th-13th Thursday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 2
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