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Rarely Seen Mint State C. Bechtler Five
K-17, RUTHERFORD Variant

(1834-37) $5 C. Bechtler Five Dollar, 140G. 20C, RUTHERFORD. MS61 PCGS. K-17, R.5. Plain edge. The upper right portion of the obverse and the lower right area on the reverse are weakly struck, most noticeably on AT RUT, while the remainder of the devices are boldly impressed. The fields display typical semiprooflikeness, with pleasing lime-green coloration on both sides and slightly deeper reddish patina around the devices. Only slight blemishes and pinscratches are noted. NGC and PCGS have graded a mere 16 examples of this variety in Mint State, eight at each service. Listed on page 359 of the 2009 Guide Book. Population: 2 in 61, 1 finer (1/09). (NGC ID# 2B9R, PCGS# 10112)

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February, 2009
4th-8th
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