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A Bechtler G$1 K-24 27 Grains, 21 Carat Plain Edge (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS63

PCGS MS63

PCGS MS62
PCGS #:
10040
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Gold
Auction Record:
$14,100 • PCGS MS63 • 4-23-2014 • Heritage Auctions
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Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS64 PCGS grade  
2 MS63 PCGS grade

Superior 2/2003:2765, $7,763 - Goldbergs 9/2005:2628, $7,935 - Goldbergs 9/2011:2289, $8,970 - Heritage 11/2011:4540, $8,912.50 - Heritage 2/2014:4356, $9,987.50

2 MS63 PCGS grade  

Riverboat Collection - Heritage 4/2014:5409, $14,100

2 MS63 PCGS grade

Riverboat Collection - Heritage 4/2014:5410, $9,987.50

2 MS63 PCGS grade  
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS64 PCGS grade  
2 MS63 PCGS grade

Superior 2/2003:2765, $7,763 - Goldbergs 9/2005:2628, $7,935 - Goldbergs 9/2011:2289, $8,970 - Heritage 11/2011:4540, $8,912.50 - Heritage 2/2014:4356, $9,987.50

2 MS63 PCGS grade  

Riverboat Collection - Heritage 4/2014:5409, $14,100

2 MS63 PCGS grade

Riverboat Collection - Heritage 4/2014:5410, $9,987.50

2 MS63 PCGS grade  
2 MS63 PCGS grade  
2 MS63 estimated grade  

Heritage 4/2013:4641, $12,925

8 MS62 PCGS grade
8 MS62 PCGS grade  
8 MS62 PCGS grade  

Ron Guth: Kagin 24 is a $1 gold coin, produced by Augustus Bechtler, weighed 27 grains and contained gold of 21 Carat gold purity (87.5% pure).  The design is simple but efficient, consisting solely of letters and numerals.  This variety is fairly common in general but, like most Bechtler gold colns, it is very rare in Mint State.  Many of the examples seen today have been stripped of their original surfaces, so those with crusty, reddish-gold color should be worth a premium.

It appears that the dies for this coin were used over an extended period of time.  Early states show strong details and denticles on both sides.  In later states, the denticles fade (ground off?), the dies become heavily rusted, the obverse (A. Bechtler side) becomes cracked, and the reverse details begin to disappear (see the 1 of 21C for a great example).