Coin Specifications

Category: Three Dollar Gold (1854-1889)
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 24,000
Catalog: KM-84
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 5.0150g
AGW: 0.1451oz
Melt Value: $169.83 (7/7/2015)
Diameter: 20.5mm
Edge: Reeded
Numismatic specification data provided by Krause Publications NumisMaster.
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1854 O $3 MS obverse 1854 O $3 MS reverse


  
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Description & Analysis

Doug Winter, in his Gold Coins of the New Orleans Mint (2006), notes that the 1854-O three dollar is 'an extremely hard issue to locate in high grades' and that he has seen 'only a handful of attractive, original pieces and these generally command a large premium among knowledgeable collectors.' The same branch mint gold specialist goes on to state that the 1854-O three is 'very rare in correctly graded AU58.' Further collector pressure is placed on this issue as it is the only date in the three dollar series that was struck at the New Orleans Mint.

Description and Analysis courtesy of Heritage Auctions and may not be republished without written permission.


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Price Guide

Last Updated: 3/26/2015

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1854 O $3 MS
  GVGFVFXF5053555861626364656667686970
Base $ 625 750 1200 2250 3050 5750 6500 9500 19500 55000 80000 125000 - - - - - - -
$ 3400 - - - 32000 - - - - - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 814
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 63


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Auction Prices Realized

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3/20/2006 NGC XF 45   David Lawrence Rare Coins Internet Auction # 79, 84/Lot# 1014 $3,772.00
2/11/2007 NGC AU 55   Goldberg February 11-14, 2007 Pre-Long Beach Coin and Currency Auction, 39/Lot# 2213 $10,925.00
7/27/2011 NGC Details AU Details  Teletrade Auction 3109, 3109/Lot# 1876 $1,035.00
12/16/2011 PCGS AU 58   Bonhams Coins and Medals, 19430/Lot# 1055 $21,060.00
2/28/2012 PCGS VF 30   Stack's Bowers The March 2012 Baltimore Auction, 135/Lot# 7409 $1,955.00
9/4/2014 PCGS XF 40   Heritage Auctions 2014 September 4 - 6 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(3), 1209/Lot# 4399 $2,585.00
10/12/2014 NGC   GreatCollections GreatCollections Coin Auctions 10/12/2014, 190/Lot# 209946 $750.00
2/6/2015 PCGS MS 98   Stack's Bowers 2015 Americana Auction, 6070/Lot# 2517 $1,057.50


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1854 O $3 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base85693395810661393200923522643403646695419583660896473695112951186292723040410426644500960424
8819419941175159821232449310742474919555859206217663289511484321496316234116143445501470
000000244931074247491955585920621766328951148432149631623411614344500
0000002546357144585169569760046345679110951167362436336016419124422700
1854 O $3 MS Prooflike
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333774108112841450160017941913207621782323264834743823478363249478119063041448884
33260876114813391500166418331967211022262431292335904143529673751028718075365700
000000150016641833196721102226243129233590414352967375102871807500
000000155017291873202121442274253931983706446358108426110962424400
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Grade: MS 61
Points: 6089
Owner: South Texas Collection
 
Grade: AU 53
Points: 4036
Owner: Whidbey Island Collection
 
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