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    Desirable Near-Mint 1854-O Three Dollar

    1854-O $3 AU58 NGC. Though the nationwide lack of demand for the three dollar gold piece would not be resolved completely until 1890, the denomination's irrelevance was readily apparent in the regions served by New Orleans and Dahlonega, both of which stopped minting it after the initial issue of 1854. This attractive piece from the former Mint, light yellow-gold in the centers with deeper peach-orange elements near the rims, shows just a touch of rub on the high points. NGC has graded only 18 finer pieces (4/09).(Registry values: N2998) (NGC ID# 25M5, PCGS# 7971)

    Weight: 5.02 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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    May, 2009
    28th-31st Thursday-Sunday
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