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    1854-O Three Dollar Gold, AU58
    Only New Orleans Issue of the Series

    1854-O $3 AU58 PCGS. Variety 1. Few three dollar gold issues were ever struck at a branch mint, and the 1854-O has the distinction of being the only issue in the series coined at New Orleans. It is also a notably challenging date overall, coming from a mintage of only 24,000 coins. The typical piece is lightly circulated, grading in the VF to lower AU range. Near-Mint coins are genuinely scarce, and of Mint State pieces Doug Winter writes: "I have seen only three or four coins that I felt were Uncirculated."

    This AU58 example displays remnants of mint luster in the protected regions of the fields, with bright green-gold patina overall. A trace of friction over the high points of the design precludes a Mint State grade, but the well-struck devices retain sharp detail. Lightly clashed on both sides, with pleasing eye appeal. Population: 19 in 58, 2 finer (2/15).(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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