Announcement: Sunday & Tuesday Internet Coin Auctions and Weekly World and Ancient Coin Auctions move to Heritage Live!

Please note that starting with Auction #131441, which opens for bidding on Sunday, October 5th and closes on Sunday the 12th, the Weekly Sunday and Tuesday Internet Coin Auctions will open for live bidding at 7:00 PM CT, one hour earlier.

For more information about Heritage Live!, please visit HA.com/live. If you have any questions about this exciting format change, please contact us at 800-872-6467 or Bid@HA.com.

X
There are currently no items available for purchase in this Department. Search our Auction Archives below to find item values.
Opening Bid
:
Current Bid:
Reserve Amount:

You are the current high bidder on this lot with a secret maximum bid of %bidPretty%.
(%bidBP% w/Buyer's Premium (BP) ).


Notice: You are the current high bidder on this lot, but the next highest bid is within one increment. That means that any additional bids on this lot will outbid you. To increase your chances of winning, enter your highest maximum bid.

You are the current high bidder on this lot with a secret maximum bid of %bidPretty%.
(%bidBP% w/Buyer's Premium (BP) ).

You are the current high bidder on this lot.
(Sign-In to see your maximum bid)

Your secret maximum bid of %bidPretty% has been outbid.

Your secret maximum bid of %bidPretty% does not meet the reserve.

(Sign-In to see your maximum bid)

Your secret maximum bid does not meet the reserve.
(Sign-In to see your maximum bid)

Lot
3131

(1837-42) $5 A. Bechtler Five Dollar, 128G. 22C. AU53 PCGS....

2009 February Long Beach, CA Signature US Coin Auction #1122

 
Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
Claim Item: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
Auction Ended On: Feb 6, 2009
Item Activity: 7 Internet/mail/phone bidders
413 page views
Location:

Long Beach, CA

Description:
Condition Census A. Bechtler Five Dollar
128G. 22C., K-28, R.6, AU53
(1837-42) $5 A. Bechtler Five Dollar, 128G. 22C. AU53 PCGS. K-28, R.6. The Bechtler gold was a long-running and well-trusted local coinage, and its acceptance was undoubtedly enhanced among the local populace by the family's custom of putting the weight in grams and gold fineness in carats on each piece. This K-28 five dollar gold variety is among the more elusive of all the Bechtler coinage. Donald Kagin estimated it as R.8 in his 1981 reference, Private Gold Coins and Patterns of the United States, but now we rank it R.6 based on the current population data. Issued by August Bechtler, the K-28 has a reeded edge. CAROLINA GOLD / CARATS rings the rim, with 128.G. / 22. in the center. The other side reads A. BECHTLER. RUTHERFORD. along the rim, with 5 / DOLLARS. in the center.
This lustrous example has greenish-gold coloration with reddish accents, as often seen due to the presence of copper alloy, around the devices. There are a few scattered, light handling marks, none singularly noticeable. Nearly the finest quality obtainable, and basically unknown in Mint State. Listed on page 360 of the 2009 Guide Book. Population: 4 in 53, 2 finer (1/09). (PCGS# 10043)

View large image(s) of this item

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

Sales Tax information  | PCGS Guarantee of Grade and Authenticity  |  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




FLOOR AUCTIONS View All
Open For Bidding
Coming Soon
HERITAGE MEMBERSHIP
885,986
bidder-members
$971,182,773
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
Only 20 days left to consign to the 2014 December 4 - 8 Money Show of the Southwest US Coins Signature Auction - Houston!
Learn About Consigning With Us
Thank you for the outstanding job that your firm and employees did in selling the seized coins for the Internal Revenue Service.
William Beckham, Internal Revenue Service,
Dallas, TX
HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. To compare for yourself, visit: compete.com
Take our 2014 Coin
and Currency Survey
Grand prize:
A Certified Uncirculated
1907 High Relief $20!*
Take the Survey
HERITAGE VIDEO TUTORIAL
GETTING THE MOST OUT OF SEARCH
RECENT AUCTIONS
2014 September 4 - 6 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach
2014 September 4 - 6 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach
REALIZED $13,439,671
2014 September 3 - 10 Long Beach Expo World Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach
2014 September 3 - 10 Long Beach Expo World Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach
REALIZED $9,108,344
2014 September 4 - 8 Long Beach Expo World Currency Signature Auction - Long Beach
2014 September 4 - 8 Long Beach Expo World Currency Signature Auction - Long Beach
REALIZED $1,847,114