Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Description

    High R.7 K-31 Bechtler Five
    Gem Proof Chapman Restrike

    C. Bechtler $5 Restrike PR65 PCGS. K-31, High R.7. This is a muling of two different Bechtler five dollar dies. The die with BECHTLER, commonly known as the reverse die, was previously used to strike K-16 during Christopher Bechtler's day, circa 1834 to 1837. The die with the weight and fineness, typically known as the obverse die, helped strike K-29 during the 1842 to 1852 production era of Christopher's son, August Bechtler.
    Professional coin dealer Henry Chapman encountered three Bechtler five dollar dies circa 1908, one obverse and two reverses. He struck a very limited number of proof restrikes, listed as K-30 and K-31 in Kagin's standard reference. K-30 and K-31 share the same obverse but have different reverses. The obverse of the present K-31 lot has less rust than the previous lot (a K-30), which indicates the obverse die was further polished prior to the production of K-31.
    This exquisite Gem has flashy fields, and is smooth aside from a whisper of mint-made die rust. The strike is unimprovable. A vertical die crack, diagnostic for the variety, is present beneath the second A in CARATS. Heritage last auctioned an example of K-31 in 1996. Mentioned on page 351 of the 2008 Guide Book.
    From The Stephen L. Schechter Collection of Bechtler Territorial Gold. (NGC ID# 2BA4, PCGS# 10124)


    View all of [The Stephen L. Schechter Collection of Bechtler Territorial Gold ]

    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
    August, 2007
    8th-12th Wednesday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 6
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 1,297

    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 10 days left to consign to the 2017 August 3 ANA World Coins Signature Auction - Denver!

    Learn about consigning with us

    We really appreciate all of the high res images available online, plus the great support if we do have questions.
    Sarah Mock,
    Leesburg, VA
    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 April 26 - 30 CSNS US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago
    2017 April 26 - 30 CSNS US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago
    REALIZED $22,615,570
    2017 April 7 - 10 CCE World Coins & Ancient Coins Signature Auction - Chicago
    2017 April 7 - 10 CCE World Coins & Ancient Coins Signature Auction - Chicago
    REALIZED $6,328,714
    2017 April 28 - May 1 CSNS World Currency Signature Auction - Chicago
    2017 April 28 - May 1 CSNS World Currency Signature Auction - Chicago
    REALIZED $1,009,870