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    C. Bechtler Five Dollar, Choice AU
    K-17, RUTHERFORD.

    (1834-37) $5 C. Bechtler Five Dollar, RUTHERFORD, Plain Edge, AU55 NGC. CAC. K-17, R.5. 20 close to CARATS. Period after RUTHERFORD. Substantial semiprooflike luster fills the legends of this lightly circulated Bechtler five. The strike is good, though the BECHTLER side retains the planchet texture on the rim near 3 o'clock. The canary-gold surfaces are free from distracting marks. An important example of the challenging Kagin-17 variety, distinguished from the similar K-18 and K-18a by the presence of a period following RUTHERFORD. The significance of the star (also following RUTHERFORD) is unknown, although it is seen on numerous Bechtler marriages. Housed in a former generation holder. Listed on page 395 of the 2022 Guide Book.
    From The Long Island Collection.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 2B9P, PCGS# 10091)


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