Indian Princess Gold Dollar Mintages

mintageMintage levels for the Indian Princess Gold Dollar were reasonably high during the first few years of the series and appeared in circulation with some frequency. This would change following the start of the Civil War, which caused massive hoarding of all gold, silver, and eventually copper coins. Production at three of the four branch mints was discontinued, with the San Francisco Mint also ceasing production of the denomination. The output at the Philadelphia Mint plummeted from more than 1.3 million struck in 1862 to mintages in the low thousands for most of the following years.

Production reached its absolute low with a mintage of merely 400 pieces for the 1875 Gold Dollar. By this point, it had become apparent that the gold dollar denomination was not really necessary or popular within circulation. The final coins for both the series and denomination would be struck in 1889.

The mintage levels for circulation strike issues of the series can be found below.

1854 783,943
1855 758,269
1855-C 9,803
1855-D 1,811
1855-O 55,000
1856-S 24,600
1856 1,762,936
1856-D 1,460
1857 774,789
1857-C 13,280
1857-D 3,533
1857-S 10,000
1858 117,995
1858-D 3,477
1858-S 10,000
1859 168,244
1859-C 5,235
1859-D 4,952
1859-S 15,000
1860 36,514
1860-D 1,566
1860-S 13,000
1861 527,150
1861-D Estimated 1,250
1862 1,361,355
1863 6,200
1864 5,900
1865 3,700
1866 7,100
1867 5,200
1868 10,500
1869 5,900
1870 6,300
1870-S 3,000
1871 3,900
1872 3,500
1873 125,100
1874 198,800
1875 400
1876 3,200
1877 3,900
1878 3,000
1879 3,000
1880 1,600
1881 7,620
1882 5,000
1883 10,800
1884 5,230
1885 11,156
1886 5,000
1887 7,500
1888 15,501
1889 28,950