The 1875 Indian Princess Gold Dollar (Buy on eBay) has the lowest mintage of the series with a mere 400 business strikes produced, along with an additional 20 proofs struck for collectors. Most business strikes that are still in existence are in uncirculated condition and are also prooflike, simply because the dies never had the chance to wear down. A small die characteristic in the field before the neck is a simple way to distinguish the proofs from the business strikes.
Due to this issue’s status as having one of the lowest mitnages for any United States coin, it is popular and experiences much 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