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Undated (1842-1850) A. Bechtler Gold Dollar. Kagin-24. Plain Edge. Love Token. VF Host Coin.

Currency:USD Category:Coins & Paper Money Start Price:1,000.00 USD Estimated At:3,000.00 - 5,000.00 USD
Undated (1842-1850) A. Bechtler Gold Dollar. Kagin-24. Plain Edge. Love Token. VF Host Coin.
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This item SOLD at 2017 Mar 10 @ 02:50UTC-5 : EST/CDT
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Undated (1842-1850) A. Bechtler Gold Dollar. Kagin-24. Plain Edge. Love Token. VF Host Coin.
“CWO” – or any derivation thereof – initials ornately engraved within a tiny and fanciful scallops and pyramid border on the reverse of an A. Bechtler gold dollar. Fiery crimson orange on both sides with exceptional eye appeal all around.

We know of only two Bechtler Love Tokens and they are both in this offering! (See Dr. Allan's Collection, lot #1651) Each is unique – though in fairness, all love tokens are unique. This piece first crossed the auction block in 1958 and didn’t resurface again until 2008, a nice bit of numismatic longevity if ever there was one. Just when you thought you’d seen it all in the field of pioneer and territorial gold coinage!

Ex: From Stack’s sale of March, 1958, lot 1104; Stack’s Autumn Sale, September, 2008, lot 4734. Lot tickets from both sales are included with the lot.