Coin Specifications

Category: Three Dollar Gold (1854-1889)
Mint: Dahlonega
Mintage: 1,120
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 5.0150g
AGW: 0.1451oz
Melt Value: $266.83 (5/11/2021)
Diameter: 20.5mm
Edge: Reeded
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1854 D $3 MS obverse 1854 D $3 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

Just 1,120 examples were produced. It is likely that a number of these were saved as curiosities or souvenirs as approximately 10% of the original mintage is known today--an exceptional high percentage for a branch mint gold coin from this era. The 1854-D three dollar gold piece is most often seen in the XF40 to AU50 range. It is rare in properly graded AU55, very rare in AU58 and extremely rare in Uncirculated. We are aware of two to four Mint State coins.

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Last Updated: 5/1/2019

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1854 D $3 MS
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Base $ 3250 5500 10000 18250 34000 46000 48000 58000 66500 87500 135000 250000 - - - - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 93
Low Grade: F
Average Grade: 53
High Grade: 62

The chart showing F series, VF series, 40 series, 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 5/11/2021 1854 D $3 MS
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Base---175131081822351--------93
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Total---175131081822351--------93
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NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1854 D $3 MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333774108112841450160017941913207621782323264834743823478363249478119063041448884
332608761148133915001664183319672110222624312923359041435296737510287180753657051328
000000150016641833196721102226243129233590414352967375102871807500
000000155017291873202121442274253931983706446358108426110962424400
1854 D $3 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3080312639845158729983388766930794501010510599116431344616353167540000000
3095341243755872764584818946935596681027010947122441441516487167540000000
0000008946935596681027010947122441441516487167540000000
0000009127940298871043411295128451538416620167540000000
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