C Bechtler $5 K-20 134 Grains, Star MS (PCGS# 10097)

The May 2013 ANA National Money Show

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Lot Description
Undated (1837-1842) Christopher Bechtler $5 Gold. K-20. Rarity-4. 134.G., 21 CARATS, With Star. AU-55 (PCGS). CAC. The surfaces retain traces of mint luster in the fields and show splendid light copper-gold toning around the lettering. The strike is sharp too, and the surfaces satin smooth with minimal signs of handling. There are light adjustment marks on the lower left obverse rim, as the planchet was carefully weighed prior to striking and found a bit heavy, the file removed the excess gold and the planchet was struck. This is all part of the normal process of the era. One of the finer examples seen, and worthy of an advanced collection of these important pieces.
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