The 1875 Indian Princess Gold Dollar (Buy on eBay) has the lowest mintage of the series and denomination. A mere 400 business strike coins produced, along with an additional 20 proof coins struck for collectors. Most business strikes have survived in uncirculated condition and display proof-like qualities, simply because the dies never had the chance to wear down. A small die characteristic in the field before the neck can be used to distinguish the proofs from the business strikes.
Due to this issue’s status as having one of the lowest mintages for any United States coin, it is popular and experiences high demand from collectors. One of the finest certified examples graded PCGS MS66 with CAC sticker sold for $109,250 at auction in February 2010.
- Designer: James B. Longacre
- Composition: 90% Gold, 10% Copper
- Weight: 1.672 grams
- Diameter: 15 mm
- Edge: Reeded