C Bechtler $2.50 K-11 64 Grains, 22 Carat MS (PCGS# 10073)

2006 January Orlando, FL (FUN Platinum Night) Signature Auction #394

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Lot Description
(1837-42) $2 1/2 C.Bechtler Quarter Eagle, 64G. 22C. AU58 NGC. K-11, R.6. Breen-7756. GEORGIA GOLD, uneven 22. Deeply patinated in milky mauve hues, with darker encrustations about the lettering. The strike and quality of the planchet are both excellent. Most Bechtler pieces declare the bullion origin as Carolina or North Carolina, but a few scarce $2.50 and $5 varieties, such as on this example, proclaim a Georgian provenance. Listed on page 345 of the 2006 Guide Book.
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