Rare 1887 Indian Princess Gold $3 PCGS PR65 CAM CAC
- $39,900. Click on Coin Image to
CAMEO PROOF. The Proof 1887 Three Dollar is rare in
all conditions and in its population report, PCGS shows
only 6 coins graded in PR65 CAMEO (HOW MANY ARE RESUBMISSIONS?).
The CAC (Collectors Acceptance Corporation) population
report shows this is the only PR65 received the CAC
sticker. The only Proof 65 coin to receive the green
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James Longacre designed
the three dollar gold coin using an Indian Princess
motif. He had to create a motif that would be distinctly
different from the quarter and half eagle coronet designs.
The design, similar to his Gold Dollar Large Head, shows
a head of Liberty facing left wearing a stylized headdress.
Inscribed on the headband is LIBERTY. She is surrounded
by the words UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.
In using the Indian
Princess motif, Longacre felt that he was designing
something that was uniquely American rather than an
adoption from the classics. The reverse shows an open
wreath of corn, cotton, wheat, and tobacco tied at the
bottom with a bow. The denomination 3 appears at the
top center of the wreath, with DOLLARS and the date
below within the wreath. Longacre liked the wreath design
so much that he adopted it for use on the small cent