Indian Princess Gold Coins

A gold dollar coin had been proposed several times in the 1830s and 1840s, but was not initially adopted. Congress was finally galvanized into action by the increased supply of bullion caused by the California gold rush, and in 1849 authorized a gold dollar.The Indian Princess Gold Dollar was struck from 1854 to 1889. The coins were struck at five different mint facilities although production would take place almost exclusively at the Philadelphia Mint after the start of t