Rare 1854 Dahlonega Gold $3 Indian Princess 

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The obverse depicts an Indian princess design by Mint Engraver James Longacre, later used on the Indian Head Cent.  

Indian Princess

The reverse shows an agricultural wreath surrounding the denomination “3 DOLLARS” and the date 1854.

Wreath Reverse

This rare gold $3 issue was struck at the Dahlonega Mint in Georgia, now a state historic site.

Dahlonega Mint 

It contained nearly one-third ounce of gold, giving it intrinsic value much higher than the face value.

90% Gold Content

With a diameter of 20.5mm and weight of 5 grams, it’s thicker but smaller than a quarter.


A mere 1,120 of these coins were made, making it highly coveted today.

Microscopic Mintage  

Pricing ranges from $30K in VF up to $175K for Uncirculated. Most sell for $50K-$100K if found.

Value Chart

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