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Bechtlers, 5 Dollars, 1834

 

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This is one of the only dated Bechtler gold coins.

 

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Reflecting his goldsmithing tradition, Christoph Bechtler included both the grain weight and carat purity to validate this coin. The United States Mint, whose coins were carefully regulated, did not have to mark such information on its products.

 

 
 
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