Weight: 1.7 grams
Composition: 90% gold, 10% copper
Diameter: 14.3 mm
The Type 3 Indian Head Gold Dollars began manufacture in 1856, replacing the evanescent Type 2 coins, which were repudiated after only a couple of years due to striking difficulties. The Type 3 Gold Dollar features a large Indian princess head wearing feathered headdress and a wreath encircled with denomination dates on the reverse. This coin is 15 millimeters in diameter. The Type 3 Gold Dollars remained in the US Mint collection of coins until 1889.