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

    1854-O $3 AU58 PCGS. The more common, lapped reverse die state of Variety One. The Southern branch mints had little enough of their own gold coinage to do by 1854, and when it was plain from the Dahlonega and New Orleans experiments that demand for three dollar gold coins was next-to-nil, those branch facilities did not continue the experiment. This is a pale and radiant near-Mint representative of the only New Orleans three dollar gold issue, rubbed to color-change at a spot on the hair below the headdress but attractive nonetheless. Occasional glimpses of reflectivity persist in the fields. Population: 20 in 58, 2 finer (11/13).(Registry values: N2998) (NGC ID# 25M5, PCGS# 7971)

    Weight: 5.02 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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