1854 O $3 PCGS AU 53

$4,890 New

Service: PCGS | Rating: AU 53

The New Orleans Mint produced $3 gold pieces for only one year—1854. Despite a low mintage, the 1854-O is easy to obtain in most grades, except Mint State. More than a dozen Uncirculated examples have been certified, the finest of which are a trio of MS-62 coins, one of which sold for $19,550 in 2004. Striking quality for this date is generally good, although the original details were weakly impressed into the dies. The finest example is a prooflike gem that has eluded the certification services and auction for the past dozen years. The Smithsonian has three specimens, although none grade better than AU-55.

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