A Bechtler $5 K-27 134 Grs., 21 Carat MS (PCGS# 10046)
Lot Number: 7543
Undated (1842-1852) August Bechtler $5 Gold. K-27. Rarity-5-. 134.G:, 21 CARATS. AU-50 (PCGS). CAC. Partially brilliant surfaces with blushes of blended peach, blue, olive and pink iridescence. Satiny luster can be seen around the star, letters and numerals. Don Kagin estimated a surviving population of no more 75 examples when he wrote his book <em>Private Gold Coins and Patterns of the United States</em> back in 1981. The obverse die state appears to be quite early, without the die scratch through IN in CAROLINA which characterizes a large portion of survivors seen.