1855 Small Head Indian Princess Gold Dollar

1855 Small Head Indian Princess Gold Dollar

1855 Small Head Indian Princess Gold Dollar
1855 Small Head Indian Princess Gold Dollar Value

Coin Info

Melt Value
$59.98
Country
United States
Type
Gold Coin
Metal Content
0.04838 t oz
Face Value
$1 USD
Mintage
824,883
Issuing Mint
U.S. Mint
Year Issued
1855

1855 Indian Princess Head gold dollars are popular coins among hobbyists who appreciate 19th-century gold coinage, particularly those who like coins with a bit of history behind them. The 1855 gold dollar is notable as the second year of the Indian Princess Head series, which spanned from 1854 through 1889, during which two design types were created. The 1855 gold dollar has a relatively smaller head than most of the latter pieces and is thus classified by numismatists as a “small head” type.

The 1855 Indian Princess Head dollars were made at four U.S. Mint locations, including Philadelphia (no mintmark), Charlotte (C), Dahlonega (D), and New Orleans (O). Here’s a rundown of mintages and values for these four different issues:

  • 1855, 758,269 minted; $500

  • 1855-C, 9,803; $4,000

  • 1855-D, 1,811; $15,000

  • 1855-O, 55,000; $1,000

*Values are for coins in a grade of Extremely-Fine 40.

1855 Indian Princess Head gold dollars were designed by Mint Chief Engraver James B. Longacre. Longacre is famous for designing several popular coins, including the Indian Head cent and 2-Cent coin. The Indian Princess Head gold dollar, while a precious metal coin, contains a relatively small amount of gold. In fact, the coin weighs just 1.672 grams and contains only 0.04837 ounces of gold.

Other Years From This Coin Series



1855 Small Head Indian Princess Gold Dollar Past Sales & Prices

1855 Gold $1 PCGS XF Details Indian Princess Type 2 Small Head Coin
Sale Price: $235.00
Date Sold: February 28, 2016
1855 Gold $1 PCGS XF Details Indian Princess Type 2 Small Head Coin
1855 Gold $1 PCGS XF Details Indian Princess Type 2 Small Head Coin
Sale Price: $235.00
Date Sold: February 28, 2016
1855 Gold $1 PCGS XF Details Indian Princess Type 2 Small Head Coin
1855 $1.00 LIBERTY GOLD PCGS MS-61
Sale Price: $1,575.00
Date Sold: February 26, 2016
1855 $1.00 LIBERTY GOLD PCGS MS-61
1855 $1 GOLD * PCGS AU58 * INDIAN PRINCESS Head Dollar * $975++++ Nice BRIGHT !!
Sale Price: $610.00
Date Sold: February 24, 2016
1855 $1 GOLD * PCGS AU58 * INDIAN PRINCESS Head Dollar * $975++++ Nice BRIGHT !!
1855 Gold $1 Princess PCGS AU 53 Type 2
Sale Price: $580.00
Date Sold: February 24, 2016
1855 Gold $1 Princess PCGS AU 53 Type 2
1855 $1 GOLD * PCGS AU55 * INDIAN PRINCESS Head Dollar * $625++++ Nice BRIGHT !!
Sale Price: $465.00
Date Sold: February 23, 2016
1855 $1 GOLD * PCGS AU55 * INDIAN PRINCESS Head Dollar * $625++++ Nice BRIGHT !!
1855 $1 Liberty Head Gold Dollar NGC AU 58 Type 2 *** Better Issue ***
Sale Price: $699.99
Date Sold: February 14, 2016
1855 $1 Liberty Head Gold Dollar NGC AU 58 Type 2 *** Better Issue ***
1855 Type 2 Indian Gold Dollar (G$1 Coin) - NGC AU Details - Rare - Nice Luster!
Sale Price: $400.00
Date Sold: February 12, 2016
1855 Type 2 Indian Gold Dollar (G$1 Coin) - NGC AU Details - Rare - Nice Luster!
1855 - Indian Princess Head Gold Dollar - NGC AU 58
Sale Price: $616.69
Date Sold: January 22, 2016
1855 - Indian Princess Head Gold Dollar - NGC AU 58
$1G 1855 Ty.2 Indian Princess Gold Dollar NGC AU55 * AvenueCoin
Sale Price: $436.00
Date Sold: January 17, 2016
$1G 1855 Ty.2 Indian Princess Gold Dollar NGC AU55 * AvenueCoin
1855 Type II $1 Gold Dollar PCGS AU53 Circulated Coin sku 8578
Sale Price: $436.00
Date Sold: January 12, 2016
1855 Type II $1 Gold Dollar PCGS AU53 Circulated Coin sku 8578
1855 Type 2 $1 Gold NGC AU53
Sale Price: $499.95
Date Sold: January 05, 2016
1855 Type 2 $1 Gold NGC AU53
1855 $1 Gold Princess Head AU50 PCGS Fully Lustrous - Extremely Choice Appeal!
Sale Price: $445.00
Date Sold: January 05, 2016
1855 $1 Gold Princess Head AU50 PCGS Fully Lustrous - Extremely Choice Appeal!
1855-C Indian Princess Head Gold Dollar $1 VF 20 Details ANACS ~ Mintage= 9,803
Sale Price: $532.00
Date Sold: January 04, 2016
1855-C Indian Princess Head Gold Dollar $1 VF 20 Details ANACS ~ Mintage= 9,803
1855 $1.00 GOLD INDIAN PRINCESS RARE TYPE 2 NGC AU 58 SUPERB RARE COIN
Sale Price: $528.99
Date Sold: January 04, 2016
1855 $1.00 GOLD INDIAN PRINCESS RARE TYPE 2 NGC AU 58 SUPERB RARE COIN
1855 $1 One Dollar Princess Head GOLD Coin NGC AU50 Almost Uncirculated Type 2
Sale Price: $400.00
Date Sold: December 31, 2015
1855 $1 One Dollar Princess Head GOLD Coin NGC AU50 Almost Uncirculated Type 2
1855-C PCGS XF40 TYPE-2 $1 Gold Princess Pre-Civil War Charlotte Coin VERY RARE
Sale Price: $5,000.00
Date Sold: December 26, 2015
1855-C PCGS XF40 TYPE-2 $1 Gold Princess Pre-Civil War Charlotte Coin VERY RARE
1855 $ Gold Indian Dollar XF Details NGC
Sale Price: $350.00
Date Sold: December 18, 2015
1855 $ Gold Indian Dollar XF Details NGC
1855 Type-2 GOLD Indian Princess Head $1 Coin SLABBED PCGS AU 53
Sale Price: $550.00
Date Sold: December 17, 2015
1855 Type-2 GOLD Indian Princess Head $1 Coin SLABBED PCGS AU 53
1855 Gold Dollar NGC AU-55
Sale Price: $420.00
Date Sold: December 12, 2015
1855 Gold Dollar NGC AU-55
1855 G$1 INDIAN PRINCESS SMALL HEAD GOLD DOLLAR COIN TYPE TWO XF45 PCGS
Sale Price: $340.00
Date Sold: December 12, 2015
1855 G$1 INDIAN PRINCESS SMALL HEAD GOLD DOLLAR COIN TYPE TWO XF45 PCGS
1855 O $1 Indian Princess Head (Small Head) Gold Dollar PCGS Genuine XF Details
Sale Price: $416.00
Date Sold: December 10, 2015
1855 O $1 Indian Princess Head (Small Head) Gold Dollar PCGS Genuine XF Details
1855 ONE DOLLAR GOLD PIECE ICG XF DETAILS
Sale Price: $230.00
Date Sold: December 07, 2015
1855 ONE DOLLAR GOLD PIECE ICG XF DETAILS
1855 $1 Gold Liberty Head Coin Certified PCGS SECURE XF 45
Sale Price: $323.00
Date Sold: December 06, 2015
1855 $1 Gold Liberty Head Coin Certified PCGS SECURE XF 45
1855 $ Gold Indian Dollar AU58 PCGS
Sale Price: $850.00
Date Sold: December 05, 2015
1855 $ Gold Indian Dollar AU58 PCGS
1855 TYPE 2 AU 55 NGC GOLD DOLLAR
Sale Price: $440.00
Date Sold: December 03, 2015
1855 TYPE 2 AU 55 NGC GOLD DOLLAR
1855 $1.00 Liberty Gold Coin NGC AU Details Bent No Reserve
Sale Price: $330.00
Date Sold: November 20, 2015
1855 $1.00 Liberty Gold Coin NGC AU Details Bent No Reserve
1855 INDIAN PRINCESS GOLD $1 TYPE 2 PCGS GENUINE VF DETAILS RARE ONE DOLLAR COIN
Sale Price: $142.49
Date Sold: November 16, 2015
1855 INDIAN PRINCESS GOLD $1 TYPE 2 PCGS GENUINE VF DETAILS RARE ONE DOLLAR COIN
1855 $1 Indian Princess Head, Small Head NGC XF45
Sale Price: $341.00
Date Sold: November 12, 2015
1855 $1 Indian Princess Head, Small Head NGC XF45
1855 $ Gold Indian Dollar AU53 NGC
Sale Price: $460.00
Date Sold: November 10, 2015
1855 $ Gold Indian Dollar AU53 NGC
US 1855 $1 Gold Coin Graded NGC AU Details - Bent - Great Rare Coin!
Sale Price: $220.00
Date Sold: November 04, 2015
US 1855 $1 Gold Coin Graded NGC AU Details - Bent - Great Rare Coin!
1855 O $1 LIBERTY HEAD GOLD COIN NGC AU DETAILS
Sale Price: $399.00
Date Sold: November 03, 2015
1855 O $1 LIBERTY HEAD GOLD COIN NGC AU DETAILS
1855-O Type 2 Indian Gold Dollar (G$1 Coin) - PCGS AU Details - Rare "O" Mint
Sale Price: $549.90
Date Sold: October 17, 2015
1855-O Type 2 Indian Gold Dollar (G$1 Coin) - PCGS AU Details - Rare "O" Mint
1855 Type 2 $1 Gold Dollar PCGS AU55
Sale Price: $551.00
Date Sold: October 13, 2015
1855 Type 2 $1 Gold Dollar PCGS AU55
1855-O SMALL INDIAN HEAD ONE DOLLAR GOLD COIN ANACS GRADED EF 40
Sale Price: $1,000.00
Date Sold: October 11, 2015
1855-O SMALL INDIAN HEAD ONE DOLLAR GOLD COIN ANACS GRADED EF 40
1855 Type 2 $1 gold, PCGS AU details, tougher type coin David Kahn Rare Coins
Sale Price: $356.00
Date Sold: October 11, 2015
1855 Type 2 $1 gold, PCGS AU details, tougher type coin David Kahn Rare Coins
1855 Gold Dollar PCGS Genuine *XF Details Cleaned* 90% Gold -No Reserve-
Sale Price: $276.00
Date Sold: October 05, 2015
1855 Gold Dollar PCGS Genuine *XF Details Cleaned* 90% Gold -No Reserve-
1855 $1 Indian Princess Small Head Gold Dollar Type 2 PCGS AU58
Sale Price: $626.00
Date Sold: October 01, 2015
1855 $1 Indian Princess Small Head Gold Dollar Type 2 PCGS AU58
1855 Gold Dollar PCGS Genuine ***AU Details Bent*** 90% Gold -No Reserve-
Sale Price: $227.50
Date Sold: September 30, 2015
1855 Gold Dollar PCGS Genuine ***AU Details Bent*** 90% Gold -No Reserve-
Gold US 1$ coin, 1855 Indian Princess Type II, PCGS UNC (has a scratch)
Sale Price: $486.00
Date Sold: September 27, 2015
Gold US 1$ coin, 1855 Indian Princess Type II, PCGS UNC (has a scratch)
1855 Type 2 Indian Princess Head $1 Gold NGC XF Details **Ex jewelry RARE DATE!!
Sale Price: $158.51
Date Sold: September 27, 2015
1855 Type 2 Indian Princess Head $1 Gold NGC XF Details **Ex jewelry RARE DATE!!
1855 $1 Gold Indian PCGS AU Details * TYPE 2 * #32640402
Sale Price: $269.00
Date Sold: September 13, 2015
1855 $1 Gold Indian PCGS AU Details * TYPE 2 * #32640402
1855 $1 One Dollar Gold Indian Princess, NGC AU 53
Sale Price: $595.00
Date Sold: August 29, 2015
1855 $1 One Dollar Gold Indian Princess, NGC AU 53
1855 Indian Princess Small Head Gold Dollar $1 AU Details NGC
Sale Price: $400.00
Date Sold: August 28, 2015
1855 Indian Princess Small Head Gold Dollar $1 AU Details NGC
PCGS XF DETAILS 1855 INDIAN PRINCESS HEAD GOLD DOLLAR $1 (OXZ)
Sale Price: $194.50
Date Sold: August 26, 2015
PCGS XF DETAILS 1855 INDIAN PRINCESS HEAD GOLD DOLLAR $1 (OXZ)
1855 G$1 Gold Dollar PCGS AU58
Sale Price: $550.00
Date Sold: August 24, 2015
1855 G$1 Gold Dollar PCGS AU58
1855 Type Two Gold Dollar PCGS XF40
Sale Price: $399.99
Date Sold: August 06, 2015
1855 Type Two Gold Dollar PCGS XF40
1855 G$1 gold dollar type 2 nGC XF details for auction! 99C cents to open!
Sale Price: $204.05
Date Sold: August 02, 2015
1855 G$1 gold dollar type 2 nGC XF details for auction! 99C cents to open!
1855 Type 2 Indian Gold Dollar (G$1 Coin) - NGC AU Details - Rare Gold Coin!
Sale Price: $418.50
Date Sold: July 30, 2015
1855 Type 2 Indian Gold Dollar (G$1 Coin) - NGC AU Details - Rare Gold Coin!
1855 G$1 PCGS AU58 (Type 2) Popular & Scarce Type 2 Gold Dollar - 1 Gold Coin
Sale Price: $725.00
Date Sold: July 28, 2015
1855 G$1 PCGS AU58 (Type 2) Popular & Scarce Type 2 Gold Dollar - 1 Gold Coin

Comments (2)

  1. Streber

I just used your awesome site for back up info to purch an
1855 G$1 pcgs-61 in amt $1290.

Discussion with my dealer bud,
premiums on rarities like this (& $3 gold pieces) have continued dropping.

thx

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  1. Joshua McMorrow-Hernandez    Streber

Awesome, Streber!

Thank you for letting us know the site is helpful. Yes, you're exactly right, premiums have come down since the 1990s on almost all pre-1933 US gold coins. How low will they go? That's anybody's guess, but the market shift is happening...

Best wishes,
Josh

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