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C Bechtler $1 K-4 N Reversed (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS62
Image courtesy of Russell Augustin

PCGS MS63

PCGS MS62
PCGS #:
10055
Diameter:
17.00 millimeters
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Metal Content:
Gold
Auction Record:
$29,900 • PCGS MS63 • 8-9-2007 • Heritage Auctions
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Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS64 PCGS grade  
1 MS64 PCGS grade  
3 MS63 PCGS grade

Stephen L. Schechter Collection - Heritage 8/2007:2125, $29,900 - Allan Collection - Dr. Christopher Allan Collection (cat-matched) - Kagin's 3/2017:1607, $22,325

4 MS62 PCGS grade
4 MS62 PCGS grade  
Condition Census (Explain) Show fewer rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS64 PCGS grade  
1 MS64 PCGS grade  
3 MS63 PCGS grade

Stephen L. Schechter Collection - Heritage 8/2007:2125, $29,900 - Allan Collection - Dr. Christopher Allan Collection (cat-matched) - Kagin's 3/2017:1607, $22,325

4 MS62 PCGS grade
4 MS62 PCGS grade  
4 MS62 PCGS grade  
4 MS62 PCGS grade  
8 MS61 PCGS grade
8 MS61 PCGS grade  
8 MS61 PCGS grade  

Ron Guth: The Bechtler family of North Carolina (later Georgia) struck gold coins using local ore in the 1830s and 1840s.  They struck gold Dollar coins well before the U.S. Mint did, and the Mint may have looked to these coins for inspiration -- nhot so much for their simple design but as the model for a new, unanticipated denomination. 

This variety shows the N of ONE engraved backwards.  The engraver may have made an attempt to correct the error, as a faint diagonal of a proper N can be seen beneath the incorrectly engraved N.  While this variety is popular, it is among the most common of the Bechtler $1 varieties.

Only one die variety (Kagin 4) features the reversed N.