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!
Just 2,133 minted and Akers states, "an 1858 in any grade is rare and it is doubtful that more than 75-100 total pieces still exist." He also says most are well worn and grade VF to XF. This is a very respectable example with strong detail and lustrous orange-gold surfaces. It has very few marks (all minor) and just a touch of wear on the high points of the design.
Scarce in any grade as just 7,036 were minted and they saw heavy circulation.
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.
Scarce and a popular Civil War issue with just 5,959 struck .
Incredible quality with fresh blazing luster over nearly pristine surfaces. The strike is very sharp and the obverse displays an intense 'cartwheel' while the reverse is semi proof-like. One of the rarer dates in the series with just 2,630 minted.
From the final year of the Civil War with a mintage of just 1,140 which was the lowest until 1881. This issue saw heavy commercial use with only a handful of mint state survivors. This is a bright lustrous example with original orange-gold surfaces and just the barest touch of friction.
Well struck with bright lustrous 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.
Sharp detail with lustrous surfaces and just a trace of friction. A better date with a mintage of just 3,500.
Very attractive with vivid luster coming off flashy semi proof-like surfaces. A scarce date with a mintage of just 2,000.
Rich orange-gold luster and very nearly mint state.
Super flashy with vibrant orange-gold luster over beautiful surfaces that are devoid of significant marks.
Pleasing and lustrous surfaces with fewer marks then typically seen on an MS-61.
Well struck with rich satiny luster and nice clean surfaces.
CAC. Very flashy with booming mint luster and choice surfaces. A great choice for a quality type set.
CAC. Well struck and lustrous with nice clean satiny surfaces.
In a series that is populated by low mintage dates, 1881 takes the prize for the lowest regular issue mintage at a miniscule 500 coins. This is a pleasing example with a strong strike and orange-gold proof-like surfaces that have a faint greenish hue. Minor tics define the grade, but none are heavy and the design features are undisturbed. A popular rarity and a nice coin for the grade!
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!