Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
includes Buyer's Premium (BP) 

    Description

    Very Rare C. Bechtler Kagin-21 Colon
    128 G, Five Dollar, AU55

    (1837-42) $5 C. Bechtler Five Dollar, Colons Obverse AU55 PCGS. K-21, R.7. A very rare Christopher Bechtler variety, distinguished from other 128 G(rain) issues by a colon instead of a period after the G. This is a problem-free piece with bright luster about the legends and an absence of noticeable abrasions. A brief lint mark (as struck) beneath the H in BECHTLER serves as an identifier.

    The 1981 Don Kagin standard reference for the pioneer gold series lists K-21 as R.8, which suggests two known. However, as of (2/13), PCGS has a population of six pieces in all grades (2 in 55, 1 finer), and NGC has a total census of two examples, which suggests Rarity-7 may be more appropriate. The following examples have appeared at auction in recent decades:

    1. MS61 NGC. FUN Signature (Heritage, 1/2011), lot 5713, which realized $92,000.
    2. AU58 PCGS. Dr. Jack Adams Collection (Superior, 5/1992), lot 3097; Americana Sale (Stack's, 1/2008), lot 9389, which realized $115,000.
    3. AU55 PCGS. The present lot. Provenance unknown.
    4. About Uncirculated. Emerson Gaylord (Mayflower, 5/1963); Gibson Collection (Stack's, 11/1974), lot 162; Raymond J. Wayman Collection (Stack's, 9/1981), lot 413.
    5. XF45 PCGS. Baltimore ANA Signature (Heritage, 9/2008), lot 1835, which realized $46,000.
    6. Very Fine to Extremely Fine. Kreisberg-Schulman, 2/1960, lot 2297; John Jay Pittman Collection, Part One (David Akers, 10/1997), lot 1242, which realized $26,400.

    Note: Walter Breen in his 1988 Encyclopedia (under entry 7758) listed Walton:2256 as an example of K-21, but that lot was the K-23 variety. Listed on page 374 of the 2013 Guide Book. (NGC ID# 2B9U, PCGS# 10106)


    Fees, Shipping, 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

    Glossary of Terms

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    March, 2013
    21st-24th Thursday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 7
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 2,638

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    17.5% of the successful bid (minimum $14) per lot.

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    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 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2017 June 21 - 23 World Coins Signature Auction - Hong Kong.

    Learn about consigning with us

    Another major house refused the work stating it was too unique for the artist. Heritage saw that as an advantage!
    James P. Lennane ,
    Naples, FL
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2017 February 16 - 19 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach
    2017 February 16 - 19 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach
    REALIZED $11,095,148
    2017 January 17 - 18 World Coins Signature Internet Auction - Dallas
    2017 January 17 - 18 World Coins Signature Internet Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED $2,406,663
    2017 January 5 - 9 FUN World Currency Signature Auction -
    2017 January 5 - 9 FUN World Currency Signature Auction -
    REALIZED $1,283,852