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    Near-Mint 1854-O Three Dollar
    Odd-Denomination Southern Gold

    1854-O $3 AU58 PCGS. CAC. Pale golden interiors deepen to orange toward the margins, especially on the reverse. Though light wear is noted on the high points, the generous semireflective luster remaining in the fields reinforces the near-Mint status of the piece. Eye appeal is high despite light abrasions. As the only intersection of the New Orleans Mint with the oddest of odd denominations, this gold issue of 24,000 pieces enjoys perpetual demand, and an AU58 example such as this holds great appeal for collectors who might find the conditionally rare Mint State coins too daunting to acquire. Note: this encapsulated coin is not completely secure in the prongs, creating a slight "rattle." Population: 20 in 58, 2 finer (9/12).(Registry values: N2998) (NGC ID# 25M5, PCGS# 7971)

    Weight: 5.02 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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    October, 2012
    18th-21st Thursday-Sunday
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