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    1854-O Three Dollar Gold Piece
    Rare Mint State Example

    1854-O $3 MS61 NGC. Variety 1. The 1854-O three dollar is popular as the only New Orleans coin of this denomination. Despite a relatively low mintage of 24,000 pieces, this issue is easy to obtain in most grades, except Mint State. NGC and PCGS combined have graded only 20 Uncirculated pieces to date, none finer than MS63. The present MS61 example is thus the finest that most collectors are likely to encounter, as the two services have seen only five pieces finer, some of which may well be resubmitted coins. Its bright peach-gold surfaces display considerable luster and exhibit well-defined design features. The mintmark shows no trace of a die crack. Distributed light handling marks limit the grade, nevertheless, a rather nice piece for the designated grade.(Registry values: N7079) (NGC ID# 25M5, PCGS# 7971)

    Weight: 5.02 grams

    Metal: 90% Gold, 10% Copper


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