||(1834-37) G$1 C. Bechtler Dollar, 28G. Centered MS62 NGC. K-3, R.6. Recognized by the colon after C and before BECHTLER, K-3 is also diagnosed by "28G" being centered rather than high in the field as seen on the K-2 variety. Bechtler gold was widely circulated in the South and it is rarely encountered in Mint condition. Bechtler, a German immigrant, struck gold coins at his home near Rutherfordton, North Carolina, beginning in 1831. His successful private mint helped fill the need for a locally-produced medium of exchange in that state's gold-mining district. This example is more sharply struck than average, with weakness noted only on some of the dentils. The luster is full and the fields are pleasingly semireflective. Both sides display light green-gold coloration and a few faint hairlines, but no large or distracting surface abrasions. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $19975.00. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.