The United States of America first introduced gold dollar coins in 1831, but these were not produced by the United States Mint. The first such gold dollars from the US Mint were produced starting in 1849 and would be issued through 1889. Like many other early gold coins from the US Mint, the designs went through various style changes. Right now, Pre-33 $1 Indian Princess Gold Coins are available to purchase from JM Bullion with the Type 3 design.
- Arrives inside of a protective flip!
- Type 3 design issued from 1856 to 1889!
- Contains .04837 Troy oz of actual gold content.
- Bears a face value of $1 (USD) backed by the federal government.
- Obverse includes a left-profile image of Liberty as the so-called Indian Princess.
- Reverse features the denomination of the coin with a wreath.
- Designs from James B. Longacre.
Pre-33 $1 Indian Princess Gold Coins in this listing were produced by the United States Mint between 1856 and 1889. The coins were authorized for production at the US Mint in 1849 as the US Treasury found itself with excessive quantities of gold following the California Gold Rush. These Indian Princess Gold Coins Type 3 are the most common from the US gold dollar series.
On the obverse of Pre-33 $1 Indian Princess Gold Coins is a depiction of Liberty wearing an ornate, feathered crown. This design became known as the Indian Princess for the feathered crown, even though no indigenous tribes have been known to use this particular type of crown. This Type 3 design features a larger depiction of Liberty’s head in the series after the Type 2 coins had a much smaller image of Liberty within the engraving “United States of America.”
The reverse side of the Pre-33 $1 Indian Princess Gold Coins includes a simple design that was used on Type 2 and Type 3 versions of the gold dollar. This side includes a closed wreath, as opposed to the Type 1 coin’s open wreath, with the denomination of the coin and the date mark found within the wreath.
US gold dollar coins were produced at the US Mint facilities at Philadelphia, Dahlonega, Charlotte, New Orleans, and San Francisco from the debut of the series until the start of the Civil War. Once the war started, the coins were only produced by the Philadelphia Mint. This continued from the start of the Civil War until the conclusion of the series. You’ll find mint marks of C, D, O, or S below the wreath on the reverse, but no mint mark is present on Philadelphia Mint coins.
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