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