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    Near-Mint 1854-O Three Dollar
    Advanced State of the Dies

    1854-O $3 AU58 NGC. Variety 2. Most 1854-O threes show some trace of a die crack through the mintmark, it is almost diagnostic. This piece shows the same forked crack on the left and one crack on the right side of the O as the MS63 coin in this sale. Heavy die lapping is also seen on the reverse with missing portions of the ribbon loops on the lower wreath. Only slight high-point friction is seen over the devices and in the fields, and there is significant luster remaining surrounding the devices. The coin is green-gold, and there are a number of small, but individually insignificant abrasions on each side. A shallow planchet depression extends from the middle of the headdress to the rim between the TA in STATES.(Registry values: N2998) (NGC ID# 25M5, PCGS# 7971)

    Weight: 5.02 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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    January, 2012
    4th-8th Wednesday-Sunday
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