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1854-O $3 Gold Indian Princess AU-58 NGC

1854-O $3 Gold Indian Princess AU-58 NGC

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Almost Unc - 58

Population

The total number of coins graded by a specific grading service for a particular coin and grade combination.

92

Graded Higher

The total number of coins that have obtained a higher grade than the subject coin by a particular grading service.

25

Mintage

The total number of coins produced at a specific mint for a particular date and mintmark combination.

24,000

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This 1854-O $3 Gold Princess has been certified as AU-58 by NGC, one of the top two coin grading services. This coin has a population of only 92 coins!

Coin Highlights:
  • Mintage of 24,000.
  • Contains .1451 oz of Gold.
  • NGC encapsulation protects and guarantees the AU-58 condition.
  • Obverse: Longacre's Indian Princess.
  • Reverse: Denomination and date inside a wreath of corn, cotton, tobacco and wheat. Mint mark at 6 o'clock.
  • Guaranteed by the U.S. Mint.

Protect and display your $3 Gold Piece in style by adding an attractive display or gift box to your order.

In mint state grades, the price rises dramatically on this scarce issue. NGC's Price Guide quotes a figure of $80,000 in MS-62. AU-58 is considered by many numismatists to be the best bang-for-your-buck grade for many coins, and this coin is absolutely no exception. Add this coin to your cart today!

Introduced in 1854, the $3 Gold Indian was a contemporary to the Silver three cent piece. Thought to have been inspired by the then current three cent postage rate, the Gold coin came about partially in response to the massive influx of Gold flooding the market from discoveries in California.

The coin was designed by Chief Engraver James Longacre, who selected the design used throughout the type's 35 year production run. Longacre opted to represent Liberty as an Indian princess with feathered headdress, believing the Indian to be a uniquely American symbol in contrast to the classical Roman and Greek inspirations of previous designs. The reverse bore an agricultural wreath of cotton, tobacco, corn, and wheat, perhaps as a nod to the South in a time of great regional tension in the United States. In an attempt to create a tactile difference between the quarter eagle and the $3, despite their very similar weight, the $3 was struck on a thinner planchet with a diameter of 20.5 mm. The only significant change to the design during production was a change in the typeface of "DOLLARS" on the reverse between the 1854 and 1855 dated coins, the latter use a much taller font.

Because of its similarity to the quarter eagle, the $3 Indian was considered too problematic to see widespread adoption. In its later years, the coin was frequently used as a gift or jewelry piece, or in the making of love tokens. Today, the $3 Indian is highly collectible in any grade. Despite an overall mintage for the series of over half a million pieces, almost all dates are individually scarce, as few issues saw a mintage of more than 10,000 coins. Though produced for one year each at Dahlonega and New Orleans, and for 2 years at San Francisco, the vast majority were Philadelphia issues.

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Coin ID 25M5
Population

The total number of coins produced at a specific mint for a particular date and mintmark combination.

92
Grade Almost Unc - 58
Graded Higher

The total number of coins that have obtained a higher grade than the subject coin by a particular grading service.

25
Mint Mark O - New Orleans
Mintage

The total number of coins produced at a specific mint for a particular date and mintmark combination

24,000

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