1856 P Large Indian Head Gold Dollars : All Varieties

Type 3 - Indian Princess

Mintage: 1,762,936
Minted at: Philadelphia

Designer - Engraver: James B Longacre
Metal Composition: 90% Gold - 10% Copper

Diameter: 15 mm
Mass / Weight: 1.672 grams

What this coin looks like (obverse, reverse, mint mark location, special features, etc.):
1856 Large Indian Princess Head Gold Dollar Varieties - Difference and Comparison
There were to major varieties of the 1856 Large Indian Princess Head Gold Dollar. One variety features an Upright "5" in the 1856 date on the reverse of the coin - which is aligned vertically straight. The other variety is the Slanted 5 in which the "5" is slanted at an angle towards the right. The difference between the Upright 5 vs Slanted 5 Gold Dollar is depicted above in the example comparison image.

Major Varieties:
1856 Large Indian Head Gold Dollar - Upright 5
1856 Large Indian Head Gold Dollar - Slanted 5

Coin valuation chart: Typical coin prices, values and worth per grade or condition - in USD
Good
(G-4)
Very Good
(VG-8)
Fine
(F-12)
Very Fine
(VF-20)
Extremely Fine
(EF-40)
About Uncirculated
(AU-50)
Uncirculated
(MS-60)
Uncirculated
(MS-63)
Proof
(PR-63)
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MELT VALUE: $57.14


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