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C Bechtler $1 K-4 N Reversed (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS62<BR>Image courtesy of Russell Augustin

PCGS MS62
Image courtesy of Russell Augustin

PCGS MS63

PCGS MS63

PCGS MS62

PCGS MS62

PCGS #:
10055
Designer:
N/A
Edge:
N/A
Diameter:
17.00 millimeters
Weight:
N/A
Mintage:
N/A
Metal:
Gold
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Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS64 PCGS grade
1 MS64 PCGS grade
3 MS63 PCGS grade

Stephen L. Schechter Collection - Heritage 8/2007:2125, $29,900 - Allan Collection - Dr. Christopher Allan Collection (cat-matched) - Kagin's 3/2017:1607, $22,325

4 MS62 PCGS grade PCGS #10055 (MS)     62
4 MS62 PCGS grade
4 MS62 PCGS grade
4 MS62 PCGS grade
8 MS61 PCGS grade PCGS MS651 Image courtesy of  BluCC Photos
8 MS61 PCGS grade
8 MS61 PCGS grade
#1 MS64 PCGS grade
#1 MS64 PCGS grade
#3 MS63 PCGS grade

Stephen L. Schechter Collection - Heritage 8/2007:2125, $29,900 - Allan Collection - Dr. Christopher Allan Collection (cat-matched) - Kagin's 3/2017:1607, $22,325

PCGS #10055 (MS)     62 #4 MS62 PCGS grade
#4 MS62 PCGS grade
#4 MS62 PCGS grade
#4 MS62 PCGS grade
PCGS MS651 Image courtesy of  BluCC Photos #8 MS61 PCGS grade
#8 MS61 PCGS grade
#8 MS61 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

The Bechtler family of North Carolina (later Georgia) struck gold coins using local ore in the 1830s and 1840s. They struck gold Dollar coins well before the U.S. Mint did, and the Mint may have looked to these coins for inspiration -- nhot so much for their simple design but as the model for a new, unanticipated denomination.

This variety shows the N of ONE engraved backwards. The engraver may have made an attempt to correct the error, as a faint diagonal of a proper N can be seen beneath the incorrectly engraved N. While this variety is popular, it is among the most common of the Bechtler $1 varieties.

Only one die variety (Kagin 4) features the reversed N.