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North Carolina Gold Type Set (Bechtler 1831-1850)

Number of Required Items

5
Current Finest Possible Set Rating

62.600

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)

Rank Set Name % Complete GPA Weighted Set Rating
1 The Dr. Christopher Allen Collection of Bechtler Coinage 100.00% 61.30 61.30
2 Southern Collection 2004 2005 2006 2007 100.00% R 57.40 57.40
3 William Dunham 100.00% R 53.90 53.90
4 North Carolina Collection 2013 2014 2015 2016 100.00% 53.30 53.30
5 Louis Eliasberg 100.00% R 52.40 52.40

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Current Finest

Rank Set Name % Complete GPA Weighted Set Rating
1 The Dr. Christopher Allen Collection of Bechtler Coinage 100.00% 61.30 61.30
2 North Carolina Collection 2013 2014 2015 2016 100.00% 53.30 53.30
3 Fall River Collection 80.00% 62.14 43.50