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

    Description

    Rare Choice AU K-17 C. Bechtler Five

    1834 $5 C. Bechtler Five Dollar, 140 G., RUTHERFORD, Plain Edge AU55 PCGS. K-17, R.5. All of the Bechtler five dollar gold pieces are rare. This coin dates from the Fourth Series of the Bechtler coinage, when the date and gold content were placed on the coins to avoid antagonizing federal officials contemplating a lowered gold content for U.S. coins effective August 1, 1834. The obverse shows CAROLINA GOLD./CARATS. around the outside, with AUGUST 1.1834. in an inner circle, and 140/.G./20. in the center. The reverse offers ★ C.BECHTLER. AT RUTHERFORD. around, with 5/DOLLARS. in the center. This single obverse die, with 20 close to CARATS, was mated with three different reverse dies to produce the K-16, K-17, and K-18 varieties. The present K-17 example is distinguished by the plain edge and the periods after C. and RUTHERFORD. Much luster remains on the greenish-gold surfaces, along with hints of prooflikeness on the reverse. Some light, undistracting planchet adjustment marks, similar to those on early U.S. gold and silver coins, show on the rim above the O in CAROLINA, and opposite above ER--not surprisingly, since the Bechtler pieces at nominal weight were worth more than their face value. Light die breaks show through RUTH and above the ★ . This lovely and rare Territorial gold piece is among the handful of finest certified, with only six AU55 pieces at PCGS and a single AU58 piece finer, none at NGC (2/07). Listed and depicted at the top of page 346 of the 2007 Guide Book. (NGC ID# 2B9P, PCGS# 10091)

    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, 2007
    15th-17th Thursday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 6
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 654

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    15% of the successful bid (minimum $9) 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
    Only 28 days left to consign to the 2017 June 21 - 23 World Coins Signature Auction - Hong Kong!

    Learn about consigning with us

    Please give a big thank you to the entire Heritage team. Everyone was a pleasure to work with and Heritage delivered beyond our expectations.
    Cheryl Rubin, Sr. Vice President-Brand Management DC Comics,
    New York, NY
    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 $11,086,652
    2017 January 17 - 18 World Coins Signature Internet Auction - Dallas
    2017 January 17 - 18 World Coins Signature Internet Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED $2,407,045
    2017 January 5 - 9 FUN World Currency Signature Auction -
    2017 January 5 - 9 FUN World Currency Signature Auction -
    REALIZED $1,283,993