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.
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.
Struck just after the Civil War and, unlike the later dates in this series, these circulated heavily. Just 4,000 minted!
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.
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.
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. Very scarce with a mere 2,000 coins minted. This example is well detailed with attractive original surfaces that retain lots of mint luster.
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.
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.
One of the lowest mintages in the series with a mere 801 coins struck. This is a pleasing example with strong detail and nice yellow-gold surfaces.