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C Bechtler $5 K-15 Beaded w/150 G (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS62

PCGS MS60

PCGS AU58
PCGS #:
10118
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Gold
Auction Record:
$118,675 • PCGS MS62 • 11-8-2013 • Stack's Bowers
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8
11,000
8
10
12,500
10
12
15,000
12
15
18,500
15
20
25,000
20
25
27,500
25
30
30,000
30
35
34,000
1
35
40
40,000
40
45
47,500
2
45
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52,000
45+
50+
71,500
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53
76,000
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53+
77,500
53+
55+
91,500
55+
58
97,500
1
58
58+
99,000
58+
60
106,000
1
60
61
112,500
61
Condition Census (Explain) Show more rows
Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS62 PCGS grade  

Stephen L. Schechter Collection - Heritage 8/2007:2143, $97,750 - Stack's/Bowers 11/2013:2156, $118,675

1 MS62 PCGS grade

Capt. Andrew C. Zabriskie Collection - Henry Chapman 6/1909:??? - Colonel James W. Ellsworth Collection - John Work Garrett Collection - Johns Hopkins University Collection - Bowers & Ruddy 11/29/1979:520, $11,500 - Dr. Christopher Allan Collection -  Kagin's 3/2017:1617, $94,000

3 AU58 PCGS grade

Sweetys and Cutys Collection

4 AU55 PCGS grade

Dr. Dexter Seymour Collection - Stack's/Bowers 5/2013:1206, $64,625

4 AU55 PCGS grade  

Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. - Bowers & Merena 5/20/1996:322, $15,950 - Heritage 4/2012:5397, $78,200

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

Stephen L. Schechter Collection - Heritage 8/2007:2143, $97,750 - Stack's/Bowers 11/2013:2156, $118,675

1 MS62 PCGS grade

Capt. Andrew C. Zabriskie Collection - Henry Chapman 6/1909:??? - Colonel James W. Ellsworth Collection - John Work Garrett Collection - Johns Hopkins University Collection - Bowers & Ruddy 11/29/1979:520, $11,500 - Dr. Christopher Allan Collection -  Kagin's 3/2017:1617, $94,000

3 AU58 PCGS grade

Sweetys and Cutys Collection

4 AU55 PCGS grade

Dr. Dexter Seymour Collection - Stack's/Bowers 5/2013:1206, $64,625

4 AU55 PCGS grade  

Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. - Bowers & Merena 5/20/1996:322, $15,950 - Heritage 4/2012:5397, $78,200

4 AU55 PCGS grade  

Riverboat Collection - Heritage 4/2014:5405, $82,250

4 AU55 PCGS grade  
4 AU55 PCGS grade  
4 AU55 PCGS grade  
4 AU55 PCGS grade  

Ron Guth: In the Bechtler gold series, Kagin 15 denotes a $5 variety issued by Christopher Bechtler of Rutherford County, North Carolina.  This variety shows the denomination of $5 on one side, along with the fineness of the gold (20 Carats) and the weight (150 grains).  In 1981, reasearcher and author, Don Kagin, gave this variety a rating of Rarity 7 (7-9 examples).  Since then, additional examples have appeared and we now have auction citations for eleven different examples and images of nine of them.  

Most examples are fairly well-preserved.  At least six AU's are known, along with two Mint State examples (the best of which is PCGS MS62 formerly of the Stephen Schechter Collection).  This simple, text message of this variety is usually well struck with the notable exception of a lone PCGS AU55 that was probably struck with the dies out of parallel such that the word CAROLINA is weak as are some of the legends on the exact opposite side.