Three Dollar Gold Coins


Three Dollar Gold Coins are very rare and difficult to find, for sale. Due to this, they command a high market price.

For example, the 1874 Three Dollar Gold Coin features an Indian Head design, measures 20mm across and has a value of over $2000. If you can find this coin, it will be a great addition to your collection. We are devoted to make it easier for you.

The following listing shows all the coins available for you to buy today:

1888 Three Dollar Indian Gold Coin $3 - NGC Uncirculated Detail (UNC BU) - Rare!
1888 Three Dollar Indian Gold Coin $3 - NGC Uncirculated Detail (UNC BU) - Rare!
Price: $1,677.00 (0 Bids)
Sale Ends: 1h 56m
1888 Three Dollar Indian Gold Coin $3 - ICG MS60 Details (UNC BU) - Rare Date!
1888 Three Dollar Indian Gold Coin $3 - ICG MS60 Details (UNC BU) - Rare Date!
Price: $1,865.00 (0 Bids)
Sale Ends: 3h 36m
1878 Three Dollar Indian Gold Coin $3 - PCGS Uncirculated Details (UNC MS)!
1878 Three Dollar Indian Gold Coin $3 - PCGS Uncirculated Details (UNC MS)!
Price: $1,264.00 (0 Bids)
Sale Ends: 5h 22m
1868 Three Dollar Indian Gold Piece $3 - Certified NGC AU Details - Rare Date!
1868 Three Dollar Indian Gold Piece $3 - Certified NGC AU Details - Rare Date!
Price: $1,452.00 (0 Bids)
Sale Ends: 7h 36m
1859 Three Dollar Indian Gold Coin $3 - Certified PCGS AU Details - Rare Date!
1859 Three Dollar Indian Gold Coin $3 - Certified PCGS AU Details - Rare Date!
Price: $1,189.00 (0 Bids)
Sale Ends: 11h 50m
1878 Three Dollar Indian Gold Coin $3 - PCGS Uncirculated Details (UNC MS)!
1878 Three Dollar Indian Gold Coin $3 - PCGS Uncirculated Details (UNC MS)!
Price: $1,113.00 (0 Bids)
Sale Ends: 13h 13m

About Three Dollar Coins


The three dollar coins were introduced in U.S in the year 1854. The coin was authorized by act of February 21. These coins were in existence only for a period of 35 years. These coins were not accepted by the public. It can also be considered as one of the most unpopular coins in the world. Three dollar coins were introduced mainly for the postal purpose. During the 19th century postal stamps cost three cents each. Therefore in order to buy hundred postal stamps three dollar was the perfect choice. This is the main reason behind the introduction of three dollar coins. These coins were made out of gold. These coins were not used much and only half million coins were produced from all the mint. After the three cents coin came into existence three dollar coins were not produced.

These coins were designed by James Longacre. The design depicts an Indian princess. The obverse side had the design of the Indian princess with a feathered crown. The band on the head dress had the word “Liberty”. Liberty is a word found in almost all the U.S coins. The reverse side of the coin had a design consisting of a garland shape made up of tobacco, cotton, corn and wheat. This garland encircles a big three numeral with the denomination ‘dollars’ below it and below it was the year 1854 during which the coin was introduced.

The coins were made up of gold with a light combination of copper. The percentage of gold was 90% and that of copper was 10%. The total weight of the coin was 5.015 grams. The diameter of the coin was 20.5mm and it had an edge with tiny lines around it.

The most popular mint that minted these coins was Philadelphia, Dahlonega, New Orleans and San Francisco. The production of these coins were very meager as they were not accepted by the people of U.S. neglecting the coins that were lost the total coins that were minted comes to around half a million.

Three dollar coins are one of the rarest coins and it is because of this fact that certain people try to produce a replica of it and fake, saying that it is the rarest three dollar coin.