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 surfaces that are much more attractive than typically seen. The only 'O' mint 'Three' with a mintage of just 24,000.
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.
Bold detail with attractive and lustrous yellow-gold surfaces.
Flashy yellow-gold luster with just a touch of wear.
Very nice for the grade with flashy yellow-gold luster and outstanding eye appeal.
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 scarce Civil War date with a mere 5,750 coins minted. This example has solid detail and attractive yellow-gold surfaces.
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.
Radiant frosty yellow-gold luster and a solid strike. A scarce date with a mintage of just 4,850 coins.
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. Bright frosty yellow-gold luster and a sharp strike. Outstanding eye appeal.
A solid strike with flashy gold luster and a pleasing appearance.
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!
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.
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.
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.