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    Extremely Rare 1854-D Three Dollar

    1854-D $3 AU 53 NGC. Softly struck, as normal for the issue, with some luster adhering. Small abrasions are evident, but not overly severe. This piece displays weak denticles on the upper part of the obverse and reverse, and the incomplete leaf to the left of the date, always seen on genuine specimens of this issue. The '54-D has an extremely low mintage of only 1,120 pieces and it is the only three dollar gold coin made at the historic Dahlonega mint. Many examples of this issue have been repaired. Genuine, unaltered coins are very elusive and extremely rare in AU and finer condition with only 56 pieces certified in AU 50 and higher condition by NGC and PCGS combined (6/99). Undoubtedly, several of that number are resubmissions. (NGC ID# 25M4, PCGS# 7970)

    Weight: 5.02 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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    Auction Dates
    August, 1999
    11th-13th Wednesday-Friday
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