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Coins Certified as of 12/7

North Carolina Gold Type Set (Bechtler 1831-1850)

Number of Required Coins : 5

Current Finest Possible Set Rating : 62.600

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The Bechtler family operated as private minters in Georgia and North Carolina from 1831 to roughly 1850, producing high-quality coins that circulated for decades thereafter. In fact, the Bechtlers produced the only Gold Dollar in America until the Mint joined the fray in 1849. Christopher Bechtler, a German immigrant, struck the largest quantity and variety of gold coins, including $1, $2.50, and $5 denominations. Later, he turned the minting operations over to his son, August, who continued to produce $1 and $5 gold pieces. This set includes five denominations, three from Christopher and two from August. As far as Territorial Gold goes, this is a set that is relatively easy and inexpensive to complete in circulated grades, but finding high-grade examples will be a real challenge.

All-Time Finest (All Eras)View PCGS Era
RankCollection% CompleteGPA WeightedSet Rating
1 The Dr. Christopher Allen Collection of Bechtler Coinage Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00% 61.30 61.30
2 Southern Collection 100.00%
Retired on 7/4/2007
Rank 2
Weighted GPA 57.400
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 57.400
57.40
57.40
3 William Dunham 100.00%
Retired All-Time Finest
Rank 3
Weighted GPA 53.900
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 53.900
53.90
53.90
4 North Carolina Collection Click to view Set Images 100.00% 53.30 53.30
5 Louis Eliasberg 100.00%
Retired All-Time Finest
Rank 5
Weighted GPA 52.400
% Complete 100.00%
Set Rating 52.400
52.40
52.40
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Current Finest
RankCollection% CompleteGPA WeightedSet Rating
1 The Dr. Christopher Allen Collection of Bechtler Coinage Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 100.00% 61.30 61.30
2 North Carolina Collection Click to view Set Images 100.00% 53.30 53.30
3 Fall River Collection Click to Contact OwnerClick to view Set Images 80.00% 62.14 43.50