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Lot 2248

Christopher Bechtler, ONE DOLLAR CAROLINA, 28 Gr., N reversed. PCGS graded AU-55. Light golden toning with tints of green, a lustrous, and very attractive specimen of this historic Carolina gold piece. The Bechtler mint was a private enterprise conducted at the residence of Christopher Bechtler, and operated by him and the Bechtler family. The enterprise was highly esteemed in its time, well covered in newspapers and financial journals, and served great utility in providing circulating coins in that region. There were no mints in North Carolina or Georgia until 1838, and the Bechtler enterprise, which began in 1830, filled an important niche. The federal government did not pester the Bechtlers, but allowed the private mint to continue in full operation, although now and again mention of it was made in the Annual Report of the Director of the Mint. Pop 25; 17 finer (PCGS # 10055) .
Estimated Value $2,000 - 2,200.

Realized $5,750

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