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

2010 February Long Beach, CA Signature US Coin Auction #1137

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Lot Description
(1842-52) G$1 A. Bechtler Dollar, 27G. 21C., Plain Edge AU58 NGC. K-24, R.3. The first circulating gold dollar in the United States was privately coined by the Bechtler family, initially in North Carolina and later in Georgia. Kagin-24 is always available at a price, but many examples are impaired. This near-Mint piece has bright sun-gold luster throughout the legends. The open fields are toned orange. A few minor marks are consistent with brief circulation. Housed in a former generation holder, and listed on page 361 of the 2010 Guide Book. From The Longfellow Collection.
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