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INDIAN PRINCESS GOLD DOLLARS (1854-1889)

Obverse of 1854 Gold Dollar - Type II     Reverse of 1854 Gold Dollar - Type II
1854 Gold Dollar - Gem Proof
Images courtesy of David Akers Numismatics, Inc.

SMALL INDIAN HEAD GOLD DOLLARS (1854-1889)

Date

Mintage for
Circulation

Mintage of
Proofs

Notes

1854

783,943

est. 5

 

1855

758,269

est. 15

 

1855-C

9,803

0

 

1855-D

1,811

0

 

1855-O

55,000

0

 

1856-S

24,600

0

 

1880 Gold Dollar Obverse     1880 Gold Dollar Reverse
1880 Large Indian Head Gold Dollar
Images courtesy of
Heritage Numismatic Auctions

LARGE INDIAN HEAD GOLD DOLLARS (1856-1889)

In 1856, the head of the Indian Princess was enlarged, the headdress was moved to the top of the head, and the face was given a more mature appearance. 

Date

Mintage for
Circulation

Mintage of
Proofs

Notes

1856

1,762,936

est. 15

The 5 in the date on the reverse is found Upright or Slanted.

1856-D

1,460

0

 

1857

774,789

est. 20

 

1857-C

13,280

0

 

1857-D

3,533

0

 

1857-S

10,000

0

 

1858

117,995

est. 40

 

1858-D

3,477

0

 

1858-S

10,000

0

 

1859

168,244

80

 

1859-C

5,235

0

 

1859-D

4,952

0

 

1859-S

15,000

0

 

1860

36,514

154

 

1860-D

1,566

0

 

1860-S

13,000

0

 

1861

527,150

349

 

1861-D

Unknown

0

All of these were issued by the Confederacy after they seized the Mint at Dahlonega.  No record was kept of the number of coins struck, but these have proven to be very scarce.

1862

1,361,355

35

 

1863

6,200

50

 

1864

5,900

50

 

1865

3,700

25

 

1866

7,100

30

 

1867

5,200

50

 

1868

10,500

25

 

1869

5,900

25

 

1870

6,300

35

 

1870-S

3,000

0

 

1871

3,900

30

 

1872

3,500

30

 

1873

125,100

25

Circulation strikes come with Open and Closed 3's in the date.  Proofs are only known in the Closed 3 variety.

1874

198,800

20

 

1875

400

20

An extremely scarce date in any grade or format.

1876

3,200

45

 

1877

3,900

20

 

1878

3,000

20

 

1879

3,000

30

 

1880

1,600

36

 

1881

7,620

87

 

1882

5,000

125

 

1883

10,800

207

 

1884

5,230

1,006

 

1885

11,156

1,105

 

1886

5,000

1,016

 

1887

7,500

1,043

 

1888

15,501

1,079

 

1889

28,950

1,779

Last year of the type and denomination.

 
 

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