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(1842-52) $5 A. Bechtler Five Dollar, 134G. 21C. AU58 NGC....

2008 September Long Beach, CA US Coin Signature Auction #1116

 
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Auction Ended On: Sep 19, 2008
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Long Beach Convention Center
100 S. Pine Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90802

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Description:
Near-Mint A. Bechtler Five Dollar
134 G., 21 Carats, K-27
(1842-52) $5 A. Bechtler Five Dollar, 134G. 21C. AU58 NGC. K-27, Low R.5. Moderately abraded with tinges of reddish patina at the margins. Much semi-reflective luster survives in the protected areas. Produced by August Bechtler circa 1842-1846 and an important companion piece to the half eagles produced at the Charlotte Mint during this era. So respected was Bechtler coinage that many pre-Civil War Southern contracts specified payment in Bechtler gold. Listed on page 359 of the 2009 Guide Book. Census: 10 in 58, 2 finer (7/08).
Ex: FUN Signature (Heritage, 1/2006), lot 3662. (PCGS# 10046)

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