Menu
Welcome Sign-In | Join Now
Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
includes Buyer's Premium (BP) 

Description

Well Preserved C. Bechtler Five Dollar, K-17, MS61

(1834-37) $5 C. Bechtler Five Dollar, 140G. 20C, RUTHERFORD. MS61 NGC. K-17, R.5. Don Kagin, in his important reference on Territorial gold, identified this variety as the marriage of Obverse 2 with Reverse D. This plain edge issue is quickly identified by the die chip found within the lower loop of the 5 in the denomination (reverse) and, although Reverse D is also paired with two other obverse dies, only K-17 reflects the weight as 140 grains.
This well struck example displays attractive copper-gold coloration on semiprooflike fields, which are normal to the issue, but slightly more pronounced here than on most examples. Minor hairlines on either side account for the assigned grade, yet they do not detract from the overall eye appeal of this specimen. An eye-appealing early Territorial that is rare in this state of preservation. Listed on page 350 of the 2008 Guide Book. Census: 8 in 61, 4 finer, for the entire subtype (12/07). (NGC ID# 2B9R, PCGS# 10112)

Service and Handling Description: Coins & Currency (view shipping information)

Sales Tax information  | NGC Coin Grading Guarantee  |  Terms and Conditions

Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

Glossary of Terms

Auction Info

Auction Dates
January, 2008
9th-12th
Internet/Mail/Phone Bidders: 3
Members Tracking: N/A
Page Views: 272

Buyer's Premium per Lot:
15% of the successful bid (minimum $9) per lot.

Heritage membership

945,880
bidder-members
$893,744,649
sold in the last year

Join Now - It's Free

VIEW BENEFITS
  1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
  2. Bid online
  3. Free Collector newsletter
  4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
  5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    winnings 

Consignments wanted

Only 12 days left to consign to the 2015 October 29 - November 2 US Coins Signature Auction - New York!

Learn about consigning with us

Needless to say I am extremely satisfied with Ms. Ford and Heritage Auction house and will use their services in future.
Richard Oster,
CA
View More Testimonials

HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. To compare for yourself, visit: compete.com

Video tutorial

Getting the most out of search

Recent auctions

2015 August 12 - 16 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago
2015 August 12 - 16 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago
REALIZED $34,801,934
2015 August 13 ANA World and Ancient Coins Platinum Night Auction
2015 August 13 ANA World and Ancient Coins Platinum Night Auction
REALIZED $9,698,676
2015 August 13 ANA Currency Platinum Night Auction - Chicago
2015 August 13 ANA Currency Platinum Night Auction - Chicago
REALIZED $1,870,380

© 2015 Heritage Auctions | All Rights Reserved