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1874 3 Dollar Gold Indian Princess PCGS MS61
A Beautiful Indian Princess, Shrouded in Mystery!
Produced between 1854 and 1899, the Three Dollar Gold Indian Princess Head struck by the United States Mint is one of the 19th century's most beautiful, yet unusual coins. While this 20.5 millimeter diameter beauty is a true work of numismatic art, its reason for existence still remains a mystery!
Theories abound, but one of the best explanations for this three dollar coin is the simplest. At the time, the U.S. Post Office Department lowered the first class letter rate from five cents to three cents. Hence, having a single three dollar coin would make purchasing a sheet of 100 stamps incredibly simple. Since there was also a three cent silver coin at the time, this theory is fairly solid. However, the three dollar coin never really caught on with the public, and it lingered along for decades in small mintages -- making it hard to find today.
But, now that you've found one, you've discovered something spectacular! This 1874 Gold Indian Princess Head features the titular subject with pom-pom feathered headdress. The reverse displays a "fruits of the earth" wreath of tobacco, wheat, corn and cotton, all of which encloses the denomination and date.
Your Gold Indian Princess Head is graded Mint State-61 (MS61) by Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) and comes sonically-sealed in an acrylic case that both protects your treasure AND gives your clear sightlines into every detail. Only 41,800 of these coins were struck in 1874, and many of those have already been lost to the ages. That makes this Mint State Gold Indian Princess Head a truly exceptional find! Bring this distinct piece of U.S. Mint history to your collection -- order yours now!
|Year of Issue||1874|
|Mint Name||U.S. Mint|
|Coin Weight||5 Grams - g|