Three-Dollar Gold

In 1853 the United States negotiated the “Gadsden Purchase”—settlement of a boundary dispute with Mexico that resulted in the U.S. acquiring what would become the southern portions of Arizona and New Mexico for 10 million dollars. The following year Commodore Matthew Perry embarked upon his famed expedition to re-open Japan to the Western world and establish trade. Spreading beyond its borders in many ways, a few years earlier the United States had joined the worldwide move to uniform postage rates and printed stamps when the Congressional Act of March 3, 1845 authorized the first U.S. postage stamps, and set the local prepaid letter rate at five cents. This set the stage for a close connection between postal and coinage history.

Exactly six years later, the postage rate was reduced to three cents when New York Senator Daniel S. Dickinson fathered legislation that simultaneously initiated coinage of the tiny silver three-cent piece as a public convenien.... (Expand Text)

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1854-O INDIAN PRINCESS $3 AU58

CHOICE LUSTROUS SURFACES SHOWING ONLY THE SLIGHTEST AMOUNT OF WEAR. THIS IS THE ONLY DATE $3 GOLD STRUCK AT THE NEW ORLEANS MINT.
$24,750.00

1856-S INDIAN PRINCESS $3 MS62

CHOICE LUSTROUS SURFACES. VERY SCARCE SAN FRANCISCO $3 GOLD. ONLY 7 COINS GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS. THE HIGHEST BEING AN MS64.
$27,500.00

1863 INDIAN PRINCESS $3 PR65 Cameo

GEM CAMEO PROOF SURFACES. ONLY 39 STRUCK. CIVIL WAR YEAR.
$98,500.00

1863 INDIAN PRINCESS $3 PR66 Deep Cameo

GEM DEEP MIRRORED SURFACES WITH FROSTY CAMEO DEVICES. ONLY 39 COINS STRUCK. AMONG THE THREE HIGHEST GRADED AT PCGS.
$148,500.00

1864 INDIAN PRINCESS $3 PR64+ Deep Cameo

GEM FROSTY CAMEO DEVICES. BRILLIANT MIRRORED SURFACES. ONLY 50 COINS STRUCK. JUST THREE COINS GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS. HARRY W. BASS JR. PEDIGREE. CAC.
$98,500.00

1864 INDIAN PRINCESS $3 PR65 Deep Cameo

GEM DEEP MIRRORED SURFACES WITH ICY CAMEO DEVICES. ONLY 50 STRUCK. JUST A SINGE PR65+DCAM GRADED HIGHER. CAC.
$126,500.00

1865 INDIAN PRINCESS $3 PR65 Cameo

GEM CAMEO PROOF. ONLY 13-18 KNOWN TO EXIST TODAY IN ALL GRADES. THE ORIGINAL MINTAGE WAS ONLY 25 COINS. JUST TWO PR66CAM COINS GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS. CIVIL WAR YEAR. CAC.
$99,000.00

1866 INDIAN PRINCESS $3 PR65+ Deep Cameo

GEM DEEP MIRRORED SURFACES WITH FROSTY CAMEO DEVICES. ONLY 30 STRUCK. JUST A SINGLE PR66DCAM GRADED HIGHER. CAC.
$165,000.00

1867 INDIAN PRINCESS $3 PR66 Cameo

GEM CAMEO PROOF SURFACES. ONLY 50 STRUCK. JUST A SINGLE COIN GRADED HIGHER.
$82,500.00

1872 INDIAN PRINCESS $3 PR64 Cameo

CHOICE MIRRORED SURFACES WITH CAMEO DEVICES. ONLY 30 STRUCK.
$46,750.00

1873 INDIAN PRINCESS $3, CLOSED 3 PR65

CLOSED 3. DISHED PLANCHET. GEM BRILLIANT PROOF SURFACES THAT RADIATES LUSTER. ONLY 8 COINS ORIGINALLY STRUCK. TIED FOR HIGHEST GRADED.
$229,500.00

1874 INDIAN PRINCESS $3 PR64 Deep Cameo

GEM DEEP CAMEO PROOF SURFACES. ONLY 20 ORIGINALLY STRUCK. JUST TWO DCAMS GRADED HIGHER.
$55,000.00

1874 INDIAN PRINCESS $3 PR66 Deep Cameo

GEM DEEP MIRRORED CAMEO. ONLY 20 STRUCK. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED.
$192,500.00

1875 INDIAN PRINCESS $3 PR65 Deep Cameo

GEM FROSTY CAMEO DEVICES WITH DEEP MIRRORED SURFACES. ONLY 20 COINS STRUCK. JUST A SINGLE PR65+DCAM GRADED HIGHER. THIS AN EPIC SPECIMEN OF AN ULTRA RARE THREE DOLLAR GOLD PIECE. HARRY W. BASS JR. PEDIGREE.
$600,000.00

1876 INDIAN PRINCESS $3 PR61

LOVELY BRILLIANT PROOF. PROOK ONLY ISSUE. ONLY 45 COINS STRUCK.
$57,500.00

1876 INDIAN PRINCESS $3 PR66+ Deep Cameo

GEM DEEP MIRRORED SURFACES WITH FROSTY CAMEO DEVICES. ONLY 45 STRUCK. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED AT PCGS. CAC.
$357,500.00

1879 INDIAN PRINCESS $3 PR65+ Deep Cameo

GEM DEEP MIRRORED SURFACES WITH FROSTY DEVICES. ONLY 30 ORIGINALLY STRUCK. JUST A SINGLE PR66DCAM GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS. CAC.
$110,000.00

1881 INDIAN PRINCESS $3 PR67 Deep Cameo

*QUALITY. GEM DEEP MIRRORED CAMEO PROOF. ONLY 54 MINTED. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED.
$154,000.00

1882 INDIAN PRINCESS $3 PR67 Cameo

GEM CAMEO PROOF. ONLY 76 STRUCK. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED.
$154,000.00

1883 INDIAN PRINCESS $3 PR66 Deep Cameo

GEM FROSTY CAMEO WITH DEEP MIRRORED SURFACES. ONLY 89 STRUCK. JUST A SINGLE PR67DCAM GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS. HARRY W. BASS JR. PEDIGREE. CAC.
$104,500.00

1884 INDIAN PRINCESS $3 PR64 Cameo

GEM CAMEO SURFACES. ONLY 106 STRUCK. CAC.
$36,850.00