This is a 1854-O $3 GOLD PRINCESS – HIGH GRADE DETAILS, HARSHLY POLISHED, READ DESCRIPTION. This key-date represents the only New Orleans mint-marked $3 Gold, and as such, is very scarce and desirable. Even most entry-level examples are $3,000 or more, and high grade coins can quickly enter five figures. The present piece is what we call a “filler” or entry-level piece that is used to fill a difficult spot in a collection on a reasonable budget. This 1854-O was once part of jewelry. As such, it was extensively polished. Although the coin exhibits decent About Uncirculated details at first glance, the surfaces are impaired. Although there are no holes, scratches or apparent damage and the rims look decent enough straight-on, the edge of the coin shows two small smooth areas where the edge reeding is missing. This is where it was attached to jewelry.
Given all of the details, a look at the images still shows a piece that “faces up ok.” And at the listed price, we expect it to sell quickly, as these are nearly impossible to locate under $3,000, let alone under $2,000.
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