The introduction of the new $1 gold piece in 1854 coincided perfectly with the debut of the $3 gold piece, both masterfully crafted by the talented James Barton Longacre (who gained fame for his splendid Indian Cent design). The obverse design features the elegant figure of Liberty, with a slightly smaller head compared to the Type One Gold Dollars, yet the impact remains unchanged due to the addition of an exquisite Indian headdress.
The reverse side is an impeccable replica of the esteemed Flying Eagle Cent, which was also showcased on the remarkable $3 gold piece. Impressively, the Type Two Gold Dollar boasts a larger diameter than its predecessor, but the weight remains unaltered, resulting in a necessary reduction in thickness.
The one dollar Indian Princess Head gold coin was issued by the United States mint for three years from 1854 to 1856. It was issued in 1854 and 1855 in Philadelphia; in 1855 in Charlotte, Dahlonega, and New Orleans; and in 1856 in San Francisco. The Type Two Gold Dollar is a true gem in Mint State, with scarcity and rarity making it even more desirable in Gem condition. While the 1854 and 1955 dates have proof examples, they are exceptionally rare and coveted by collectors worldwide. The rarest of the Indian Head Princess $1 gold coin is the 1855 D, which has a mintage of 1,811 coins.
The $1 Indian Princess Head Gold Coin, Type II is 90% gold and 10% copper with a reeded edge. It measures 14.30mm in diameter and the thickness is .7 mm. It has a net weight of .04837 troy ounces or 1.6718 grams.
What We Buy
California Gold & Silver Exchange will gladly buy your Indian Princess coins, and will pay you cash, or check, on the spot. We are so confident in our buy price, that we recommend you call a few places. You will see that we are the most competitive gold coin buyers in the area. We can pay such a great price because we also sell the coins at our retail location. Most gold buyers purchase from the public and sell the coins to wholesalers. If they do not sell to the public, they are likely not the highest-paid buyers. We have had many people drive over an hour or more, to sell their gold coins. It is worth it for them to drive because of our competitive pricing, especially if they have a large quantity. Please don’t hesitate to give us a call with any questions you have. You can call us at 909-985-4653, or send us an email at [email protected]