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Obverse of Christopher Bechtler's $2.50 Gold - 64 grains, 24 carats     Reverse of Christopher Bechtler's $2.50 Gold - 64 grains, 24 carats


CHRISTOPHER BECHTLER
2.50 DOLLARS

Variety Equivalents: Kagin 11

Diameter: 

Metal content:
Gold - 91.7%
Other - 16.7%

Weight: 64 grains (4.6 grams)

Edge: Plain

Mintmarks: None

Images courtesy of Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.

Notes:
Kagin 11 was part of the Sixth series of gold coins produced by Christopher Bechtler sometime between 1834 and 1840.

Recent appearances:
"Sharpness of EF-45 or better (illustrated above).  Ex - Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, Inc.'s "Benson II" Sale, February 18-19, 2002, Lot 1834, illustrated, bought back by the consignor for $6,900.00

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"Walter Breen's Complete Encyclopedia Of U.S. And Colonial Coins" by Walter Breen