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The Midwest Summer Sale 2007
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(1831-34) BECHTLER, K-1, R-4. PCGS AU-50. (1831-34) BECHTLER, K-1, R-4. PCGS AU-50.
Lot Title: (1831-34) BECHTLER, K-1, R-4. PCGS AU-50.
Description: This North Carolina specimen represents the earliest gold dollar type to be struck in the United States. It is specified as Breen 7744. Although it is undated, it was made between the Winter of 1831/2 through July 1834 from dies cut and punched by Christopher Bechtler. As is typically encountered, this example was struck off-center, and segments of the finely serrated borders are incomplete. A few surface marks are perceived, but they are not visually obtrusive. Its inscriptions are for the most part crisp and distinct, with a slight weakness observed on the "G" indicating the term Grains. An ample amount of its original luster is retained on its copper-gold aspect.
Low Estimate: $3,400.00
High Estimate: $3,800.00
Lot Status: Bidding has been closed for this lot.
Hammered Price: $4,250.00
Price Realized: $4,887.50
(1831-34) BECHTLER, K-1, R-4. PCGS AU-50.
(1831-34) BECHTLER, K-1, R-4. PCGS AU-50.

Price history for items of the same classification:
Lot #AuctionCurrent Bid or Hammer PriceDescription
1037The Midwest Summer Sale on 07/26/2013$5,250.00
C Bechtler Gold $1 (Kagin-1), 30 grain. PCGS AU-53.
Eunice Peters Estate. We believe PCGS mistakenly positioned the coin with the (presumed) reverse facing the viewer from the front of the slab. Off the market for a considerable period of time, this...
957The Midwest Winter Sale on 02/17/2006$2,500.00
(1831-34) BECHTLER. PCGS XF-45.
Designed by Christopher Bechtler, this reeded edge 1 Dollar Carolina Gold piece example is undated, but was struck between 1832 and 1834 and is listed as Breen 7744. As usually found, some of the...

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