|Three Dollar Gold 1854|
|Diameter: 20.5 millimeters||
|Weight: 77.4 grains||Fineness: .900|
|Edge: Reeded||Designer: James B. Longacre|
The only Three Dollar Gold coin struck at the Dahlonega Mint. Very popular among collectors due to this fact. Most specimens grade Very Fine to Extremely Fine and only a few grade about uncirculated and better. The strike and surfaces on the 1854-D are below average in quality when compared to other three dollar gold pieces. There is always softness in strike on both obverse and reverse. Many pieces have marked up fields from circulation and Mint-made problems. Original, uncleaned three dollar gold pieces from the Dahlonega Mint have coloration of a green-gold hue. Luster is below average on many specimens. Most 1854-D three dollar gold pieces have below average eye appeal, but a very few exhibit above average pleasing qualities and good eye appeal, and they bring strong premiums when offered. Less than 100 specimens exist with only one mint state example known.
THREE DOLLAR GOLD 1854-D