||(1837-42) $5 C. Bechtler Five Dollar, RUTHERFORD MS61+ NGC. CAC. K-22, R.7. The present piece, with the RUTHERFORD obverse and GEORGIA GOLD reverse, is a very rare variety at all grade levels. This MS61 NGC-certified coin is one of only four Mint State examples of the variety certified at NGC, and PCGS has only rated two pieces as Uncirculated (8/14). The khaki-gold and peach surfaces on this coin display generous mint luster. An exceedingly scarce coin in a remarkably fine state of preservation. Census: 2 in 61 (1 in 61+), 2 finer (8/14). Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $44062.50. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.