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    C. Bechtler Gold Dollar, AU58
    28G. Centered, Kagin-3a
    Very Rare Plain Edge

    (1834-37) G$1 C. Bechtler Dollar, 28G. Centered, Plain Edge, AU58 NGC. CAC. K-3a, High R.7. The gold dollar is the most available of the Bechtler denominations, courtesy of the relatively plentiful K-4 and K-24. But the Centered 28G variety is rare. It has two subvarieties, the K-3 reeded edge, and the K-3a plain edge. Only a few plain edge pieces are confirmed. The present piece is the second-finest known, trailing only an NGC MS61 example. An Uncirculated Details example, from the same consignor, is offered in the following lot. We are aware of only one prior auction appearance for K-3a, as lot 1606 in a March 2017 Kagin's sale. This Borderline Uncirculated coin displays peach-gold and plum-red toning. A few letters show dirt within the crevices, a further testament to the coin's originality. The surfaces are problem free. Unusual for the coiner, the BECHTLER side is several degrees off center toward 7 o'clock. Listed on page 393 of the 2022 Guide Book.
    From The Long Island Collection.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 2B97, PCGS# 594729)


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