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.
Well detailed with nice bright surfaces and none of the planchet or striking quality problems that plague this issue.
Outstanding for the grade and issue with strong detail and surfaces that are much more attractive than typically seen. The only 'O' mint 'Three' with a mintage of just 24,000.
Well detailed and attractive for the grade. Akers called the '55-S, "one of the rarest and certainly among the most unappreciated dates in the series". He goes on to state that it has the lowest average grade in the entire series.
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.
Just 4,000 minted and an issue that apparently saw heavy circulation as there are probably less than 50 examples known in mint state. This particular coin is very pleasing with flashy orange-gold luster and a solid strike.
A nice bold strike with flashy orange-gold luster over semi proof-like surfaces. Quite scarce with a mintage of just 2,600 and seldom-seen in mint state.
4,840 minted and a date that saw widespread circulation, making mint state examples scarce. This piece is well struck and problem-free with flashy orange-gold luster.
Well struck with rich lustrous surfaces. Just the barest touch of 'rub' (hard to detect) keeps this rarity out of a mint state holder. Just 2,500 minted and, to our surprise, this is the first one we've handled in any grade since 2008.
CAC. Super flashy with frosted devices and reflective surfaces. Outstanding for the grade and the only 62 CAC has approved. Only 12 coins have graded higher at PCGS. A very tough date with a mere 3,500 coins minted.
CAC. Lustrous surfaces and a sharp strike. Very nearly mint state. Just 1,300 minted.
CAC. Bright frosty yellow-gold luster and a sharp strike. Outstanding eye appeal.
Well struck with semi proof-like surfaces and flashy yellow-gold luster.
Well-worn but pleasing and problem-free.
Super flashy peach-gold luster and a great strike with very nice surfaces. The perfect 'type' coin!
CAC. Vibrant rose-gold luster blankets beautiful well-preserved surfaces on this gorgeous 1878 'Three'. The design elements are well defined and the eye appeal is outstanding.
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.
With a minuscule mintage of just 1,000; it's not surprising that most of the survivors are sharply struck and extremely flashy. Many look like proofs (36 proofs struck), but there are diagnostic features that clearly distinguish the regular strikes from proofs. This example has that razor sharp strike and mirrored surfaces with super flashy bright yellow-gold luster.
Well struck with rich mint luster and just the barest touch of wear. A very attractive example of this scarce date. Only 1,500 pieces minted.
A great looking coin for the grade with flashy bright gold luster and a sharp strike. A scarce date with a mintage of just 1,500 coins.