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1856 Pre-33 $3 Indian Princess Gold Coin PCGS MS61

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Introducing one of the most distinctive Pre-33 US Gold Coins ever mintedthe renowned Indian Princess Gold Coin. Designed by James B. Longacre, this $3 (USD) gold piece was produced from 1854 to 1889, boasting captivating Native American themes on US coinage. Liberty takes the form of an indigenous princess adorned with an intricate headdress. Now available for purchase online, don’t miss the opportunity to acquire the 1856 Pre-33 $3 Indian Princess Gold Coin from Provident Metals.


  • Arrives securely housed in a protective plastic slab from PCGS!
  • Represents the 3rd year of issue in the $3 Indian Princess Gold Series!
  • Limited availability of these certified coins!
  • Contains .1451 Troy oz of actual gold content.
  • Carries a face value of $3 (USD) backed by the federal government.
  • Certified with a Mint State 61 grade by the Professional Coin Grading Service.
  • The obverse features Liberty in left-profile relief.
  • The reverse showcases a wreath comprising corn, wheat, tobacco, and cotton.

Each of the 1856 Pre-33 $3 Indian Princess Gold Coins offered here is presented in brilliant Mint State 61 condition. Coins with this grade display a slight reduction in mint luster, accompanied by minor contact marks, fewer noticeable hairlines, scuff marks, and other visual imperfections.


The obverse design of the 1856 Pre-33 Indian Princess Gold Coins offers a remarkable portrayal of Lady Liberty. The left-profile bust of Liberty, embellished with an exquisite feathered headdress, takes center stage.


For the reverse side of the 1856 Pre-33 $3 Indian Princess Gold Coin, the mint showcases a captivating wreath composed of corn, wheat, tobacco, and cottona tribute to the country’s bountiful harvest. This version features the Type II reverse, characterized by a larger opening at the top of the wreath, with the coin’s date and face value prominently displayed at its center.


The $3 Indian Princess Gold Coin made its debut in 1854, followed by an immediate reverse redesign in 1855. From that point forward, the obverse and reverse design elements remained unchanged. Although these coins circulated predominantly on the US West Coast in the 19th century, they were less favored on the East Coast, where paper currency gained increasing popularity.


If you have any inquiries regarding purchasing gold, the Provident Metals team is ready to assist you. Please call us at (800) 313-3315, engage in a live online chat, or send us an email.

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Product Details

Year 1856
Condition MS61
Grading Service PCGS
Mint Mark Not Shown
Metals Purity .900
Producer US Mint
Diameter 20.5 mm
Condition Uncirculated
Denomination $3
Country United States
Designer (Obverse) James B. Longacre
Designer (Reverse) James B Longacre
Edge Style Reeded
Product Series Indian Princess
Certificate of Authenticity No
Packaging PCGS Plastic Slab
Metal Content .1451 Troy Ounce
Shipping Orders over $199 Ship Free
Packaging Dimensions 3.4 x 2.4 x 0.4
Provident ID 4011541