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THREE DOLLARS (1854-1889)
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|Three Dollar Gold Pieces were issued
every year from 1854 to 1889. This unusual denomination boasts an
indirect tie-in with the stamp collecting community -- the price of a
first class postage stamp was 3¢ during the years in which this
denomination was minted. Thus, the $3.00 Gold Piece was perfect
for purchasing a complete sheet of 100 stamps. Only a few dates in
this series can be considered common (1854, 1874, 1878) and the majority
of the dates in this series have mintages below 10,000 coins.
Highlights of the series include the unique 1870-S Three-Dollar Gold
Piece, the Proof-only 1875 and 1876, and the elusive 1854-D (the only
Three-Dollar Gold Piece struck at the Dahlonega, Georgia Mint.
To view the individual dates that make
up this series, click here.