C Bechtler $5 K-15 Beaded w/150 G (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS62

PCGS MS62

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PCGS MS61

PCGS MS61

PCGS MS60

PCGS MS60

PCGS #:
10118
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Metal:
Gold
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Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS62 PCGS grade

Stephen L. Schechter Collection - Heritage 8/2007:2143, $97,750 - Stack's/Bowers 11/2013:2156, $118,675

1 MS62 PCGS grade MS62 PCGS grade

Capt. Andrew C. Zabriskie Collection - Henry Chapman 6/1909:??? - Colonel James W. Ellsworth Collection - John Work Garrett Collection - Johns Hopkins University Collection, Part I - Bowers & Ruddy 11/1979:520, $11,500 - Dr. Christopher Allan Collection - Kagin's 3/2017:1617, $94,000 - Fall River Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

3 MS61 PCGS grade MS61 PCGS grade

Great Western Collection - Heritage 1/2006:3667, $74,750

4 AU58 PCGS grade

Sweetys and Cutys Collection

5 AU55 PCGS grade

Dr. Dexter Seymour Collection - Stack's/Bowers 5/2013:1206, $64,625

5 AU55 PCGS grade

Heritage 8/2019:3978, $50,400

5 AU55 PCGS grade

Riverboat Collection - Heritage 4/2014:5405, $82,250

5 AU55 PCGS grade

Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. - Bowers & Merena 5/20/1996:322, $15,950 - Heritage 4/2012:5397, $78,200

5 AU55 PCGS grade
5 AU55 PCGS grade
#1 MS62 PCGS grade

Stephen L. Schechter Collection - Heritage 8/2007:2143, $97,750 - Stack's/Bowers 11/2013:2156, $118,675

MS62 PCGS grade #1 MS62 PCGS grade

Capt. Andrew C. Zabriskie Collection - Henry Chapman 6/1909:??? - Colonel James W. Ellsworth Collection - John Work Garrett Collection - Johns Hopkins University Collection, Part I - Bowers & Ruddy 11/1979:520, $11,500 - Dr. Christopher Allan Collection - Kagin's 3/2017:1617, $94,000 - Fall River Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

MS61 PCGS grade #3 MS61 PCGS grade

Great Western Collection - Heritage 1/2006:3667, $74,750

#4 AU58 PCGS grade

Sweetys and Cutys Collection

#5 AU55 PCGS grade

Dr. Dexter Seymour Collection - Stack's/Bowers 5/2013:1206, $64,625

#5 AU55 PCGS grade

Heritage 8/2019:3978, $50,400

#5 AU55 PCGS grade

Riverboat Collection - Heritage 4/2014:5405, $82,250

#5 AU55 PCGS grade

Louis E. Eliasberg, Sr. - Bowers & Merena 5/20/1996:322, $15,950 - Heritage 4/2012:5397, $78,200

#5 AU55 PCGS grade
#5 AU55 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

In the Bechtler gold series, Kagin 15 denotes a $5 variety issued by Christopher Bechtler of Rutherford County, North Carolina. This variety shows the denomination of $5 on one side, along with the fineness of the gold (20 Carats) and the weight (150 grains). In 1981, reasearcher and author, Don Kagin, gave this variety a rating of Rarity 7 (7-9 examples). Since then, additional examples have appeared and we now have auction citations for eleven different examples and images of nine of them.

Most examples are fairly well-preserved. At least six AU's are known, along with two Mint State examples (the best of which is PCGS MS62 formerly of the Stephen Schechter Collection). This simple, text message of this variety is usually well struck with the notable exception of a lone PCGS AU55 that was probably struck with the dies out of parallel such that the word CAROLINA is weak as are some of the legends on the exact opposite side.