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(1837-42) $2 1/2 C.Bechtler Quarter Eagle, 64G. 22C. MS61 NGC. K-11, R.6. Among the most widely respected territorial mints...

2005 September Long Beach Signature Auction #384

 
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Auction Ended On: Sep 23, 2005
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Location: Long Beach, CA
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Uncirculated 64 G. Bechtler Quarter Eagle
(1837-42) $2 1/2 C.Bechtler Quarter Eagle, 64G. 22C. MS61 NGC. K-11, R.6. Among the most widely respected territorial mints in U.S. history, the Bechtler operation produced coins for nearly 20 years. A relatively large total of $2 million worth of coins were delivered, and, when assayed by the United States Mint, were found to be of the proper weight and fineness. An attractive survivor from the sixth series of Bechtler production, this originally preserved and lustrous golden-brown private Quarter Eagle has only one relevant mark, a diagonal pinscratch beneath the 5 in the denomination. The dies are rotated 90 degrees, the obverse displays three radial die cracks. Listed on page 292 of the 2005 Guide Book.(#10073) (PCGS# 10076)

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