by | Feb 2, 2024 | History, Numismatics

August Bechtler struck the very rare K-29 five dollar gold pieces in the later period of the Bechtler family coinage, from 1842-1852.

Henry Chapman (a notable coin dealer) recovered the dies for this issue and polished them up to produce restrikes of the earlier issue in proof format.

The restrikes are extremely rare and all examples seen have a diagnostic die crack from the rim to the second A in CARATS.

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