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Overview of Bechtler Gold Coinage, 1830-1852

(1992)


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This presentation focuses on the activities of the Bechtler family after their arrival in the United States from Germany. The Bechtler coinage programs in North Carolina during the period 1830-52 will be reviewed, along with their sources of gold ore, methods of refining, and dies and equipment they used to strike the several series of gold coins. Speaker: John Jay Pittman.
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