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    1854-O Three Dollar Gold, MS62
    Only One Finer Certified Example

    1854-O $3 MS62 NGC. Variety 2 The usual variety for the 1854-O three dollar gold pieces, although neither variety is seen with any regularity, and especially not in Mint State grades. In fact, NGC has certified only 25 examples that grade MS60 or finer, and all of those submissions grade MS60 to MS62, with a single exception. PCGS has never graded an 1854-O three dollar piece finer than MS62, and only one other PCGS submission grades Mint State, an MS61 example (4/20). This lovely example is one of just five NGC certified MS62 examples that are tied for the second finest certified.

    The 1854-O is the only three dollar gold piece coined at the New Orleans Mint, and it enjoys great popularity as a one-year type issue for New Orleans enthusiasts. Just 24,000 were minted. The Dahlonega Mint also coined its only three dollar piece in 1854, and only four collectible San Francisco Mint issues were produced. A complete set of branch mint three dollar gold pieces includes just six coins, aside from the unique 1870-S that is part of the permanent Harry W. Bass, Jr. Collection at the ANA Money Museum in Colorado Springs.

    This lovely Mint State piece has a thin die crack between the ribbons on the reverse, crossing through the bottom quarter of the mintmark. The reverse die is lapped with thin date elements, and incomplete ribbon details. Both sides have lovely yellow-gold surfaces and satin luster.(Registry values: N7079)

    Coin Index Numbers: (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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    Auction Dates
    June, 2020
    4th-7th Thursday-Sunday
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