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!
This is the only New Orleans Three Dollar Gold Coin and has a mintage of just 24,000. Many of the later dates in this series have minuscule mintages but most the coins survived and are in high grade. This date saw heavy circulation resulting in a low survival rate of mostly circulated coins. Mint state coins are in fact quite rare. This example has only light wear and retains considerable mint luster.
Outstanding for the grade and issue with strong detail and much more attractive surfaces than typically seen. The only 'O' mint 'Three' with a mintage of just 24,000.
Nearly mint state with yellow-gold luster.
CAC. Flashy yellow-gold luster and a strong strike. The 50,555 coin mintage isn't particularly low for this series, yet 1855 is a tough date in mint state.
Small S. Popular as 1 of only 2 dates struck in San Francisco. Just 34,500 minted.
CAC. The San Francisco mint only made Three Dollar Gold Coins for four years and all are scarce with the '56-S being the most affordable. This example has solid detail and attractive problem-free surfaces. Only 34,500 minted.
Flashy yellow-gold luster with just a touch of wear.
CAC. This date saw extensive circulation as only 5 of the 14,000 pieces minted have graded mint state at PCGS and NGC combined. This choice XF example is problem-free with bold detail and considerable mint luster.
Strong detail with pleasing surfaces which retain a trace of mint luster. The final 'S' mint three dollar gold piece date except for the unique 1870-S. Just 7,000 were minted and they must have seen heavy circulation as the survival rate seems low with just 3 coins grading mint state at PCGS.
A nice bold strike with flashy orange-gold luster over semi proof-like surfaces. Quite scarce and seldom-seen in mint state with a mintage of just 2,600.
Well detailed design elements with remnants of yellow-gold luster. Only 4,850 minted.
Radiant frosty yellow-gold luster and a solid strike. A scarce date with a mintage of just 4,850 coins.
CAC. Bright frosty yellow-gold luster and a sharp strike. Outstanding eye appeal.
Extremely flashy with bright yellow-gold luster dancing off semi proof-like surfaces. The detail is bold and the eye appeal is excellent.
Well struck with semi proof-like surfaces and flashy yellow-gold luster.
Beautiful golden mint 'bloom' and a sharp strike with minimal marks. Looks much nicer than the typical MS-61!
Flashy mint luster and extremely close to mint state. Only 3,000 of this scarce 'Three' were minted.
Just 3,000 minted. This example has a razor-sharp strike and flashy semi proof-like surfaces. Very attractive and high-end for the grade.
Well struck with rich mint luster and just the barest touch of wear. Only 1,500 pieces minted.
A bold strike and super flashy surfaces give this scarce date 'Three' the look of a nice mint state coin. There is the slightest trace of 'rub', thus the AU-58 grade. Only 1,000 minted.