There are currently no items available for purchase in this Department. Search our Auction Archives below to find item values.
Lot
4495

(1837-42) $2 1/2 C. Bechtler Quarter Eagle, 64G. 22C. MS62 NGC. K-11, R.6....

2013 March 21 -22 & 24 US Coin Signature Auction - Dallas #1183

 
Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
Make Offer:
Make Offer to Owner

The owner of this Item has been actively participating in the Make Offer to Owner program.
Claim Item: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
Auction Ended On: Mar 22, 2013
Item Activity: 5 Internet/mail/phone bidders
626 page views
Location: Heritage Auctions
3500 Maple Avenue
Dallas, TX 75219

Description:

Very Rare C. Bechtler Quarter Eagle, MS62
K-11, 64 Grains, Uneven '22'
(1837-42) $2 1/2 C. Bechtler Quarter Eagle, 64G. 22C. MS62 NGC. K-11, R.6. While Georgia-based Templeton Reid was the first notable private gold coiner of the Piedmont Gold Rush, the Bechtler family were metallurgical pioneers in North Carolina. As described in Donald Kagin's Private Gold Coins and Patterns of the United States, Christopher Bechtler, Sr. was born in Phorzheim, Baden, in 1782. (Kagin refers to Baden, in present-day Germany, as a "Grand Duchy." While this was true at the time of the Bechtler family's immigration to the United States in 1829, at the time of Bechtler Sr.'s birth, Baden was a margraviate within the decaying Holy Roman Empire.) Bechtler Sr., an expert metallurgist, brought along his sons Charles and Augustus, as well as a nephew also named Christopher. Though they initially settled in the north -- the family arrived in New York City and applied for citizenship and set up shop in Philadelphia -- within a year of arrival, they bought land in Rutherford County in North Carolina and moved down there, where they began a coinage dynasty.

This 64-grain C. Bechtler quarter eagle is undated but was struck either just before or contemporaneously to the Charlotte Mint's earliest years of operation. Its orange-gold surfaces are lightly abraded but unworn and considerably reflective, especially on the denomination side. The uneven placement of the paired "2" symbols (for 22 carats) underscores what must have been rough coinage conditions, though slightly rarer "Even 22" coins were struck at the same weight limit. Listed on page 373 of the 2013 Guide Book. (PCGS# 10073)

View large image(s) of this item

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

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

Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

Guides and Pricing Information:

Previous Prices from Heritage Auctions
Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
Price Guide
Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
Population Guide
Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
Find Auction Prices for Comparable Items:

Photographs:
Sign-in or Join (free & quick) to see the full image




Videos:
FLOOR AUCTIONS View All
Open For Bidding
Coming Soon
HERITAGE MEMBERSHIP
929,940
bidder-members
$909,966,351
sold in the last year
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
Consign to the 2015 August 12 - 17 ANA World Coins Signature Auction - Chicago.
Learn About Consigning With Us
I think your auction is the best one I have ever participated in. It is well done!
R.M. ,
Ft. Collins, OH
HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. To compare for yourself, visit: compete.com
HERITAGE VIDEO TUTORIAL
GETTING THE MOST OUT OF SEARCH
RECENT AUCTIONS
2015 April 22 - 26 CSNS US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago
2015 April 22 - 26 CSNS US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago
REALIZED SO FAR $44,441,574
2015 April 9 - 14 CICF World Coins & Ancient Coins Signature Auction - Chicago
2015 April 9 - 14 CICF World Coins & Ancient Coins Signature Auction - Chicago
REALIZED SO FAR $6,648,564
2015 April 9 - 13 CICF World Currency Signature Auction - Chicago
2015 April 9 - 13 CICF World Currency Signature Auction - Chicago
REALIZED $523,128
COIN AND
CURRENCY SURVEY
You could win!
Take the Survey