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Lot 1408

1854 $3 Gold. NGC graded AU-58. Untoned. A frosty example with remnants of luster around the legends and devices. A strong first-year strike brings out the fullness of strike and eye appeal of this interesting design.

The handsome Longacre first "cereal wreath" which is used on the flying eagle cents, the gold dollars (type 2 and 3) as well as this $3 gold piece, is comprised of corn, wheat, cotton and tobacco. His second wreath, used on numerous pattern coins as well as the half dimes and dimes during his tenure in office, is comprised of cotton, tobacco, sugar cane, corn, wheat and oak leaves. This is the first design of a cereal wreath created by the Mint's chief engraver, 1844-69.
In a new 4 prong NGC holder. 138,618 struck (PCGS # 7969) .
Estimated Value $1,700 - 1,800.

Realized $1,725

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