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!
Yellow-gold surfaces exhibit free flowing strong remnant luster. On an issue that is notorious for poor strikes, this example holds it's own. Marks are few and minor rather than extensive which is often the case. A first year example and the only $3 'Princess' struck at the Dahlonega Mint. Just 1,120 pieces were produced and it is estimated only about 300 still exist. A lofty grade for the issue as only 9 pieces have graded mint state at NGC.
A well detailed orange-gold example with a solid 'O' mintmark. The only New Orleans Mint 'Three' and a mintage of just 24,000. A tough coin to locate in any grade with only 2 pieces graded mint state at PCGS.
Very attractive with problem-free lustrous surfaces.
Brilliant and flashy surfaces. Only 50,555 were struck. Just 5 coins grade numerically finer at PCGS.
Lustrous orange-gold surfaces and bold detail with just the slightest 'rub'. Scarce in any grade as just 7,036 were minted.
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.
CAC. Bold detail with frosty orange-gold luster. Right on the brink of being mint state as there is no obvious sign of wear. 5,959 minted with few high grade survivors.
Rich satiny luster and a strong strike with nice clean surfaces. Just 4,850 minted but an issue that saw heavy circulation. Much rarer in mint state than most of the later dates even though many of those had lower mintages.
A pleasing, lightly circulated example of this scarce date. Just 3,500 minted.
Very lustrous yellow-gold surfaces and a sharp strike. An attractive example of the 'type'.
Attractive yellow-gold surfaces and well struck. The luster is strong and the look is clean.
A great choice for a gold 'type' set as 1878 'Threes' come extremely flashy, and this near-Gem is indeed flashy! It is also well struck with beautiful minimally abraded surfaces.
Flashy yellow-gold surfaces with attractive orange and green highlights. The strike is sharp and the mintage is only 3,000. Housed in an old 'green label' holder. Very desirable with great eye appeal!
Rich satiny orange-gold luster with just a touch of 'rub'. A mere 1,500 minted. Conservatively graded and very nearly mint state.
CAC. Incredibly attractive with a wonderful orange-peel texture to the the deep mirrored fields and wonderful frost on the design. Super flashy with nearly flawless surfaces and great eye appeal. 1885 is a very scarce date with just 109 proofs and 801 business strikes minted.
CAC. An immensely pleasing coin with booming bright gold luster and a needle-sharp strike. The fields are super flashy and proof-like while the design elements are nicely frosted. Only 801 were minted making this the second lowest mintage date in the series behind the 1881 which had an even 500 coins struck.
Bight lustrous orange-gold surfaces and a very sharp strike. There's a touch of reflectivity to the fields and no significant marks. Just 1,000 minted.
Well struck and nearly mark-free with frosted butter-gold luster. Just 6,000 minted with this piece being outstanding for the grade.