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The Indian Princess Three-Dollar Gold Piece was the shortest-lived gold coin denomination circulating for only 35 years from 1854-1889. After the California Gold Rush, Congress authorized three new denominations; the gold dollar, three-dollar gold piece, and a $20 Double Eagle. Designed by U.S. Mint’s Chief Sculptor-Engraver, James Barton Longacre, the Indian Princess dollar and $3 Indian Princess gold piece was a completely different design change from the Liberty gold series. Longacre’s $3 Indian Princess stands apart from any other coins produced by the U.S. Mint as the only $3 coin ever issued and beginning of the Indian design. Longacre wanted to make his design emblematic of the frontier and the American spirit. The obverse shows a Indian Princess wearing a pom-pom feathered headdress with UNITED STATES OF AMERICA surrounding the edge.  The reverse displays the denomination and date enclosed within a “Fruits of the Land” wreath. The denomination was to help facilitate the purchase of postage stamps in packs of 100 at 3 cents apiece, but the new design was rejected by the public. Very small mintages of the coin were produced during its short lifespan, making the $3 Indian Princess low mintage very popular with collectors today.

FMV Prices for Rare Coin Price Guide last updated 03/05/2021
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1854down$2,050 down$2,390 down$3,940 down$5,070 down$14,300
1854 D$115,630 $195,000 -- -- --
1854 Odown$43,560 down$79,630 down$99,380 -- --
1855down$2,250 down$3,670 down$5,040 down$9,260 $35,750
1855 Sdown$40,000 $60,630 $86,780 -- --
1856down$3,160 down$4,490 down$6,440 down$9,810 $44,890
1856 Sdown$12,060 down$20,150 $31,880 $51,350 --
1857down$3,720 down$4,620 down$7,440 $18,530 $39,380
1857 S$26,560 $50,630 $60,630 $81,250 --
1858$14,190 down$20,150 down$26,980 $35,750 $48,130
1859down$3,720 down$4,580 down$8,090 down$11,640 down$25,030
1860down$4,220 down$6,700 down$8,420 down$14,300 $39,830
1860 S$34,060 $49,380 -- -- --
1861$8,030 down$11,120 down$15,280 down$21,650 $38,480
1862$8,560 down$10,730 down$16,250 $23,730 down$44,920
1863down$9,280 down$12,120 down$14,950 down$20,480 $35,780
1864$9,220 down$12,290 down$18,010 $25,680 $51,980
1865$18,130 down$23,730 down$27,060 down$42,710 $57,380
1866down$5,720 down$7,610 down$10,210 down$14,300 $37,460
1867$6,410 down$9,390 down$15,930 $25,160 $50,630
1868$4,560 down$5,750 down$10,080 down$11,600 $33,750
1869down$4,910 down$9,850 down$13,720 $29,250 $51,980
1870down$4,970 down$10,170 down$15,930 down$26,330 $58,390
1871$5,810 down$8,480 down$11,210 $21,450 $44,210
1872down$5,910 down$6,960 down$12,770 $28,280 $48,260
1873 Open 3 Pr Only-- -- -- -- --
1873 Closed 3down$33,480 down$38,680 $64,380 $79,950 --
1874down$2,030 down$2,280 down$3,300 down$4,430 $13,060
1875 Pr Only-- -- -- -- --
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1876 Pr Only-- -- -- -- --
1877down$25,940 down$39,380 $49,380 $81,250 $105,980
1878down$2,030 down$2,280 down$3,300 down$4,430 down$9,060
1879down$3,410 down$4,580 down$5,270 down$6,060 down$16,320
1880down$5,660 down$7,050 down$8,550 down$9,560 $17,880
1881down$15,810 down$17,550 down$22,560 $33,150 $45,230
1882$4,250 down$5,140 down$9,070 down$12,030 down$24,510
1883$5,190 down$6,400 down$10,040 $12,290 $28,930
1884$5,940 $8,810 down$11,700 down$15,410 $31,050
1885down$6,720 down$7,480 down$11,470 down$17,750 down$28,280
1886$5,030 down$7,640 down$14,950 $26,000 $50,050
1887$3,690 down$4,100 down$5,300 down$8,310 down$12,810
1888down$3,060 $3,340 down$4,130 down$5,380 down$9,220
1889down$3,690 down$3,810 down$4,680 $5,590 $12,810
Typedown$2,030 down$2,280 down$3,300 down$4,430 down$9,060

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