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    Popular 1854-O Three Dollar, AU58 NGC

    1854-O $3 AU58 NGC. The 1854-O is one of our favorite issues in the three dollar series as it is the only O-mint and also a first year of issue. While not rare in absolute terms, relative to the 1854 issue from Philadelphia it is significantly scarcer and much more interesting. This is a bright coin with a rich overlay of reddish patina on each side. The surfaces are lightly abraded, as would be expected from a coin in this grade, and there is just a bit of friction over the highpoints. The almost-diagnostic die crack through the mintmark is apparent with magnification. Struck from a highly polished reverse die, portions of the ribbon bow are missing. Also, weakly defined in the center of the date and showing the usual softness at the top of Liberty's hair just below the coronet.
    From The Peter G. Apple Collection.(Registry values: N2998) (NGC ID# 25M5, PCGS# 7971)

    Weight: 5.02 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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