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Obverse of Christopher Bechtler One Dollar - Kagin 4     Reverse of Christopher Bechtler One Dollar - Kagin 4


CHRISTOPHER BECHTLER
ONE DOLLAR -
28 GRAINS, N REVERSED

Variety Equivalents:
Kagin 4, Breen 7761, KM 87, Taxay 16, Stack 1

Diameter: 17 millimeters

Metal content:
Gold - 83.3%
Other - 16.7%

Weight: 28 grains (1.8 grams)

Edge: Plain

Images courtesy of Superior Galleries

Notes:
Kagin 4 was part of the Seventh series of gold coins produced by Christian Bechtler between 1840 and 1842, in conjunction with his son, August, to whom he had given the business in 1840.

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

PCGS AU-55.  Ex - Jay Roe - Bowers and Merena Galleries "The Rarities Sale", July 31, 2002, Lot 934, "...Kagin-4.  Rarity-4...", illustrated, not sold

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