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1881 $3 Gold

1881 $3 Gold

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Greysheet Catalog Details (GSID: 213923)

The 1881 $3 Gold is part of a series of Princess head three dollar gold coins struck from 1854-1889. Struck in Philadelphia and designated as a Business (MS) strike, this coin is made of 90% gold; 10% copper from a mintage of 500 struck.
Proof-like surfaces.
Obverse: The head of a Native American princess with a crown of feathers atop her head. The words UNITED STATES OF AMERICAN circle the periphery from 7 o'clock to 5 o'clock.
Reverse: "3 DOLLARS" is centered with date below, surrounded by a large wreath tied in a bow at the bottom.

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GSID: 213923
Coin Date: 1881
Denomination: $3 / $3 Gold
Designation: MS
Mint Location: Philadelphia
Mintage: 500
Coinage Type: Princess head three dollar gold
Coinage Years: 1854-1889
Composition: 90% gold; 10% copper
Strike Type: Business
Diameter: 20.5 mm
Fineness: 0.9
Weight: 5.015 gr
Weight: 0.14512 oz
Coin Shape: Round
Designer: James B. Longacre
Obverse Designer: James B. Longacre
Reverse Lettering: 3, DOLLARS, 1881
Reverse Designer: James B. Longacre
PCGS #: 88003
NGC ID: 25N4

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