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1855 Gold Type 2 Indian Princess NGC AU55

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Why add this $1 Gold 1855 Type 2 Indian Princess to your collection?

Type 2 Indian Princess Gold Dollars were only issued for two years, and many of those that were released were melted down shortly thereafter. Accordingly, those that do survive, especially in this condition and above, are special finds for collectors. This coin was struck on a 1.67 g planchet of .900 fine gold at the Philadelphia Mint. The total mintage for this issue was 758,269 pieces. The Type 2 differs from the Type 1 in that the diameter has been enlarged from 13mm to 15mm.

Stunning Indian Princess Design by James Longacre

Both faces of this coin bear the designs of James Longacre. On the obverse is an Indian Princess, for whom Longacre used Venus Accroupie as a model. Her long, curly hair covers the back of her neck, and she wears a feathered headdress. The design is encircled by the inscription "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA."

Two inscriptions are at the center of the reverse design. They provide the coin's face value, "1 DOLLAR," and date, "1855." They are encircled by a wreath of cotton, corn, wheat, and tobacco.

Well Preserved AU55

The experts at Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) certified that this coin in in About Uncirculated 55 condition. To receive that grade, a coin must retain full details, with just traces of wear on the high points.

Add this Type 2 1855 $1 Gold Indian Princess to your collection today.


Year of Issue:1855
Mint:U.S. Mint
Branch:Philadelphia
Grading Service:NGC
Grade:AU55
Finish:Mint State
Composition:Gold
Purity:0.9000
Weight in Grams:1.6700 g
Weight in Ounces:0.0537 oz
Diameter:15 mm
Edge Type:Reeded
Country:United States
Legal Tender:United States
Currency:Dollar
Denomination:1
Mintage:758,269
Obverse Design:Indian Princess Head
Reverse Design:Denomination Between Wheat Stalks
Reverse Designer/Engraver:James B. Longacre
Obverse Designer/Engraver:James B. Longacre