Indian Princess Head Three Dollar Gold Coins were made from 1854 to 1889. Most Three Dollar Gold Coins were made in Philadelphia.
The branch mints in Dahlonega, New Orleans, and San Francisco struck Three Dollar Gold Coins although coins from these mints are scarce!
A pleasing example of this first-year $3 Princess.
A pleasing example of this first year 'Three'.
The only New Orleans 'Three' with a mintage of 24,000. This issue saw heavy circulation resulting in a low survival rate and very few nice coins. This is an exceptionally pleasing example with strong detail and bright lustrous surfaces. Just 5 coins have graded finer at PCGS and the eye appeal of this coin is probably superior to most of those!
One of the rarest coins in the series with 6,000 minted and very few survivors. Akers states that this date had the fewest number of auction appearances, of any regular issue, in the 238 auctions he used for the survey in his book. This is an attractive example with lustrous surfaces that have a faint rose tint and show just a touch of wear on the high points of the design. Just 3 examples have graded finer at NGC.
A pleasing and problem-free example of this scarce date with original antique gold surfaces. One of the rarest coins in the series with 6,000 minted and very few survivors.
Popular as 1 of only 2 dates struck in San Francisco.
Lustrous orange-gold surfaces with just a touch of wear on the high points of the design. Only 2,133 minted and an issue that saw heavy circulation. Fewer than 100 are believed to have survived.
Sharply struck with bright satiny luster and a nice orange hue. Just 7,036 minted and a date that saw heavy circulation and few survivors.
Well struck and lustrous with clashed dies which is normal for this scarce date. Just 5,000 minted with far fewer high grade survivors than the low mintage dates of the 1880's.
A scarce Civil War era issue with a mintage of just 2,630. This is a pleasing example with a sharp strike, minimal abrasions and lustrous gold surfaces.
Well struck with bright flashy surfaces. 41,000 minted.
Well detailed with bright lustrous surfaces.
Super flashy with vibrant orange-gold luster over beautiful surfaces that are devoid of significant marks.
Well struck with minimal abrasions and original lustrous surfaces.
The lowest business strike mintage in the series with a mere 500 minted. This is a beautiful example with sharp detail, proof-like fields and no obvious wear. The color is a deep orange-gold and the eye appeal is exceptional!
CAC. Extremely flashy with bright semi proof-like surfaces and lightly frosted design features. A beautiful example of this scarce date with no significant marks. One point of interest is that a single die was used for business strikes and it appears that the digit '2' was originally punched too high. Remnants of that 2 are seen above and under the primary 2.
Well detailed with flashy semi proof-like surfaces. Just 1,000 minted.
A stunning example of this better date with a sharp strike and radiant mint luster over exceptionally nice surfaces. Just 6,000 minted and only 5 have graded finer at NGC.