A Bechtler G$1 K-24 27 Grains, 21 Carat Plain Edge MS (PCGS# 10040)

The June 2012 Baltimore Auction

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Lot Description
Undated (1842-1852) August Bechtler $1 Gold. K-24. Rarity-3. 27.G., 21.C. Plain Edge. MS-61 (NGC). Lustrous and well struck for this somewhat primitive issue, the obverse with its simple designs of A. BECHTLER. with DOL. below and stars as stops, and a large central 1 within the letters. Open fields and a solid rim form the balance of that side. The reverse with CAROLINA GOLD in a nearly complete circle, within which is 27 G. and 21 C. below. Smooth fields, bright yellow-gold with a touch of green. A few shallow nicks and marks as expected in the soft gold surfaces.
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