1854-D Three-Dollar Gold Piece. Winter 1-A, the only known dies. AU-58 (PCGS). CAC. A particularly desirable example of this fabled rarity in the three-dollar gold series. Beautiful surfaces are bathed in warm rose-orange color, the upper obverse field with an enhancing blush or two of pale powder blue. Peripheral striking softness is characteristic of the issue, but all major design elements are smartly impressed with plenty of bold to sharp detail. Lustrous and uncommonly smooth for the grade, this premium quality example approaches Condition Census for the issue. With no known contemporary numismatic interest in this series, todays advanced Southern gold and three-dollar enthusiasts owe a great deal of thanks to the rare chain of events that resulted in our offering of this exceptional Choice AU 1854-D. PCGS# 7970. NGC ID: 25M4. PCGS Population: 11; 4 finer (MS-62 finest). CAC Population: 4; 1. From Heritages sale of the North Georgia Collection, January 1999 FUN Signature Auction, lot 7664.