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    (1842-52) A. Bechtler Five Dollar, AU58
    Scarce, Late Issue 134G. 21C., K-27

    (1842-1852) $5 A. Bechtler Five Dollar, 134G. 21C, No Star, AU58 NGC. K-27, Low R.5. The Bechtler coinage was significant in the region both to ease the shortage of circulating coinage, but as a reliable source for bullion assay and exchange. In 1840, the Bechtler operation handled an estimated 40% of the gold output from North Carolina mines. Although the exact year of issue is unknown for this five dollar Bechtler gold piece, it was without doubt struck after the Charlotte Mint increased its output of half eagles during the 1840s.

    Struck on a buckled planchet, the Augustus Bechtler No Star five dollar is a scarce issue. The stated weight was 134 grains of 21 carat Carolina gold, with pale greenish-yellow color that is typical for the issue. Light abrasions are visible on the bright, partially reflective surfaces. Few examples of the K-27 variety are certified any finer. Census: 13 in 58 (1 in 58+), 2 finer (7/16).
    From The Twelve Oaks Collection. (NGC ID# 2B9Y, PCGS# 10046)


    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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    Auction Dates
    September, 2016
    9th-12th Friday-Monday
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