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Obverse of Christopher Bechtler Five Dollars - Kagin 20     Reverse of Christopher Bechtler Five Dollars - Kagin 20


Variety Equivalents: Breen 7754, KM 94, Taxay 21, Stack 17

Diameter: 26 millimeters

Metal content:
Gold - 87.5%
Other - 12.5%

Weight: 134 grains (8.7 grams)

Edge: Plain

Kagin 20 was part of the Fifth series of gold coins produced by Christian Bechtler sometime between 1834 and 1840.

Images courtesy of Superior Galleries

Recent sales:
Superior Galleries "A.N.A. Midwinter" 2000 sale (illustrated above).

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

"Private Gold Coins and Patterns of the United States" by Donald H. Kagin, PhD

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