Coin Specifications

Category: Three Dollar Gold (1854-1889)
Mint: New Orleans
Mintage: 24,000
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 5.0150g
AGW: 0.1451oz
Melt Value: $257.12 (7/9/2020)
Diameter: 20.5mm
Edge: Reeded
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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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Last Updated: 5/29/2020

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1854 O $3 MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ 775 1000 1350 2625 3025 3725 5000 6450 18550 42500 54500 84500 107500 - - - - - - -
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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 876
Low Grade: VG
Average Grade: 50
High Grade: 63

The chart showing VG series, F series, VF series, 40 series, 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series, 62 series, 63 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 7/7/2020 1854 O $3 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base--3346841591251831579281051-------876
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Total--3346841591251851589481151-------882
 --0%0%5%10%18%14%21%18%11%1%1%1%0%------- 

NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1854 O $3 MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base333774108112841450160017941913207621782323264834743823478363249478119063041448884
33260876114813391500166418331967211022262431292335904143529673751028718075365700
000000150016641833196721102226243129233590414352967375102871807500
000000155017291873202121442274253931983706446358108426110962424400
1854 O $3 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base85693395810661393200923522643403646695419583660896473695112951186292723040410426644500960424
8819419941175159821232449310742474919555859206217663289511484321496316234116143445501470
000000244931074247491955585920621766328951148432149631623411614344500
0000002546357144585169569760046345679110951167362436336016419124422700
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Grade: MS 61
Points: 6089
Owner: South Texas Collection
 
Grade: AU 58
Points: 5419
Owner: Hugh Stiel Rare Coins
 
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