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Lot 2725

August Bechtler, 5 DOLLARS CAROLINA, 134 gr. 21 carats. . Breen 7766, K-26. PCGS graded EF-45. Attractive antique golden toning. This is a pleasing example of Kagin-26, one of the more available varieties, and provides an excellent entry coin for the casual collector to acquire a Bechtler gold coin, an early private minter whose operations overlapped the Federal minting operations in North Carolina in the first half of the 19th century.

It appears that the strike was bold, with only a few letters showing any type of weakness. A small indent occurs below the A of CAROLINA and there is a minor planchet flake on the other side above the R of BECHTLER near the rim visible at 2 o'clock. In our discussion, the obverse is the side with 134 G and the star; the reverse has the denomination. The design of this piece is simplicity personified: inscriptions only. There are no special design features like an eagle or Liberty profile (PCGS # 10046) .
Estimated Value $6,000 - 7,000.

Realized $8,625

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