Service: PCGS | Rating: AU 50
With a tiny mintage of only 2,935 coins, the 1854-D issue must be considered rare in any condition. It is a major rarity in higher states of preservation. When seen, this date is usually well worn, and harshly cleaned coins are not unusual. One example Jeff Garrett has handled in the last few years was Mint State on the reverse and heavily polished on the obverse. Only two examples are known to survive in choice or better condition: the Auction ’81 example and a single coin graded MS-63 by NGC. The obverse of most 1854-D gold dollars is adequately struck, but the reverse is always weak about the wreath and the central portions. Also, there are always diagnostic raised die lines on the reverse to the left of the mintmark.
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