1834 $5 K-17 C. Bechtler, PE RUTHERFORD MS (PCGS# 10091)

2009 February Long Beach, CA Signature US Coin Auction #1122

  • Auctioneer:
    Heritage Auctions
  • Lot Number:
    3136
  • Grade:
    AU55
  • Price:
    $14,950.00
Lot Description
1834 $5 C. Bechtler Five Dollar, Plain Edge AU55 PCGS. K-17, R.5. All of the fourth series Bechtler five dollar gold pieces, K-16 through K-19, were produced with the date AUGUST 1, 1834 in a second, smaller circle inside CAROLINA GOLD / CARATS, which rings the rims. The weight 140 / G. / 20. is in the center. On the K-17, the other side reads C. BECHTLER. AT RUTHERFORD S, and the edge is plain; it is reeded on the R.8 K-16 five dollars (and there is a colon between C and BECHTLER). This is a simply beautiful example, with bright, lustrous surfaces showing the interplay of rose and lime-green on each side. Listed on page 359 of the 2009 Guide Book. Population: 8 in 55, 5 finer (1/09).
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