C Bechtler $2.50 K-13 70 Grains, 20 Carat (Regular Strike)

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PCGS MS63<BR>Image courtesy of <a href="http://bluccphotos.com/p/" target="_blank">BluCC Photos</a>

PCGS MS63
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PCGS MS62

PCGS MS62

PCGS #:
10070
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Metal:
Gold
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Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS63 PCGS grade

Fall River Collection

2 MS62 PCGS grade
2 MS62 PCGS grade

Clifford-Kagin Collection - Dr. Christopher Allan Collection - Kagin's 3/2017:1616, $41,125

4 AU58 PCGS grade
4 AU58 estimated grade

Stephen L. Schechter Collection - Heritage 8/2007:2133, $28,750

4 AU58 estimated grade

Bowers & Merena 6/2014:2428, $21,150 - Heritage 3/2016:5147, $19,975

7 AU55 PCGS grade

Capt. Andrew Zabriskie - Col. Ellsworth - Garrett Collection - Bowers & Ruddy 11/1979:511, $3,200 (appears to be plate-matched to the following) - Heritage 8/2007:2132, $17,250

7 AU55 PCGS grade
7 AU55 PCGS grade
10 AU53 estimated grade

Riverboat Collection - Heritage 4/2014:5404, $22,325

#1 MS63 PCGS grade

Fall River Collection

#2 MS62 PCGS grade
#2 MS62 PCGS grade

Clifford-Kagin Collection - Dr. Christopher Allan Collection - Kagin's 3/2017:1616, $41,125

#4 AU58 PCGS grade
#4 AU58 estimated grade

Stephen L. Schechter Collection - Heritage 8/2007:2133, $28,750

#4 AU58 estimated grade

Bowers & Merena 6/2014:2428, $21,150 - Heritage 3/2016:5147, $19,975

#7 AU55 PCGS grade

Capt. Andrew Zabriskie - Col. Ellsworth - Garrett Collection - Bowers & Ruddy 11/1979:511, $3,200 (appears to be plate-matched to the following) - Heritage 8/2007:2132, $17,250

#7 AU55 PCGS grade
#7 AU55 PCGS grade
#10 AU53 estimated grade

Riverboat Collection - Heritage 4/2014:5404, $22,325

Ron Guth:

Christopher Bechtler and his son Augustus produced a large number of gold coins in North Carolina and Georgia over a period from 1831 to as late as 1852. The denominations they struck included $1, $2.50, and $5 (only Christopher made $2.50s).

All of the $2.50 "Bechtlers" are rare, ranging from Rarity 5 to Unique. This variety (Kagin 13) has the weight of 70 grains and the purity of 20 carats indicated on the reverse, and the denomination and place of manufacture on the obverse. K-13 is one of the least rare of the several $2.50 varieties, but it is still difficult to obtain in any condition. A few high grade examples are known, the best of which appears to be a single PCGS MS63.

On the K-13 variety, the die engraver used inverted Vs for the As in the reverse legends.