Mint, and economically one the most traumatic for the country. The most convenient way to get 2for1 and up to 50% off discounts and coupons. Rodney barfield and keith strawn, the bechtlers and their coinage. The secretary of the treasury recommended to the mint director that gold coins of the reduced weight bear the authorization date. The north carolina gold trail is a heritage destination trail that spans across the state whose purpose is to educate visitors about the nc gold rush and the. Wrestling the angel at bechtler on view through oct. Few people dared to make the long trip to the united states mint in philadelphia, where gold could be made into coins. With this new catalog, collectors have an authoritative reference that removes the mystery and.
Gold mines and prospectors supplied gold to the mint. The gold book covers many commonly traded gold coins and bars by country, with descriptive information. Biography of christopher bechtler by william stevenson. Three interesting coins sold by dwn douglas winter numismatics. At the university of north carolina at chapel hill, which opened to students in 1795, the campus library has accumulated over many decades an array of currencies issued by various governmental authorities and by private banks, insurance companies, and other businesses. The lead character is trying to discover a hidden fortune in bechtler gold coins. It seems clear, however, that bechtler himself caught gold fever and hoped. The north carolina national bank of charlotte has a collection that can be viewed today. Conductor credits are noticeably absent from orchestra works, meaning the orchestra credits are unlikely to be trustworthy especially as other releases by parent label intersound are heavy with fictitious conductors like alfred scholz and.
Since the successful first edition of the gold standard in theory and history was published in 1985, much new research has been completed. Each golden disc contains over 70 minutes of music. Bechtler mint site historic park rutherford county tourism. Even if the character never existed in our universe, the lessons provided by ari such as knowing when to swear at your soon to be boss are still useful, perhaps. Apr 22, 2014 from 1831 to 1852, the bechtler family privately issued gold coins in north carolina. The site of his mint is designated the bechtler mint site historic park in north carolina. Official red book online coin price guide private and. Several newspaper articles appear in the book betchlers gold, one tells a little about him and how much gold he minted. All auctions until further notice will be online and phone bidding only. Many dealers have been helpful to me over the years. On these pages you will find a new browsable, version of this publication. Pollock has created websites on a variety of numismatic, religious and ornithology topics. The bechtler mint was in operation from 1830 through 1852 and it. Coinfacts is an indepth online encyclopedia of united states coins.
Wilson colt and its collectors colt collectors association fine colts the dr. The bechtler coins were a territorial mint before that operated in north carolina during the mid 1800s. The united states treasury investigated the bechtler coining operation around 1834. List of books and articles about gold standard online. The newman numismatic portal is located at washington university in st. The last reference book published on these coins was back in the early. The nnp is dedicated to becoming the primary and most comprehensive resource for numismatic research and reference material, initially concentrating on u. While north carolina has a strong gold story to tell, the bechtler. I have been a coin collector for most of my life, and in that time i have seen every type of coin dealer. Settlement of the mountains, 17751838 from tar heel junior. Instead of engaging viewers with infotainment, it employs quieter strategies. Greater denver area coupon book entertainment coupon book. The ngc coin explorer is the most comprehensive reference for united states coins.
These are considerably rarer than gold dollar counterparts, and a nice au example of. One dollar carolina bechtler gold coin with reversed n. The vast majority of those known show some degree of wear which is why this mint state coin stands tall. To link to the entire object, paste this link in email, im or document to embed the entire object, paste this html in.
Pollock has created websites on a variety of topics all together comprising approximately 700 urls. This was not done on federal gold coinage, but the elder christopher bechtler evidently acted on the recommendation to avoid difficulty with treasury authorities. Inspire a love of reading with prime book box for kids discover delightful childrens books with prime book box, a subscription that delivers new books every 1. All colt models general colt, an american legend r. Soon after opening the jewelry business, bechtler began to buy land in the goldmining region of rutherford county.
Christopher alias christian bechtler 17821843 was a germanborn american goldsmith and watchmaker. In fact, that is the least useful part of the book for more common series because, for one thing, it generally doesnt evaluate coins over ms63. The senior bechtler died in 1842, and family members continued to produce gold coins until the late 1840s. North carolina led the country in gold production until the california gold rush in 1848. The audio book versionhow could i deny the fictitious ari gold a solid 5 stars for the flawless performance jeremy piven gave. Gold from the north carolina mountain range and from certain south carolina areas tended to have a dull appearance. The guide to investing in gold and silver is a virtual gold mine of information about precious metals investing. In the early 1800s gold was discovered in north carolina this set off the first gold rush in america. Dabbling in territorial and private gold coinage douglas. The gold book is a quick study about gold coins, gold bars and gold jewelry. Light golden toning with generally clean surfaces and pleasing in every way.
He produced defined gold dollars known as bechtler dollars, in the early 1830s and by 1840, before the us government itself started to produce gold dollars in 1849. Dabbling in territorial and private gold coinage douglas winter. Twelveyearold conrad reed found the treasure in the waters of little meadow creek and took it home where it was used as a doorstop for three years. Detailed descriptions with insightful analysis are available for almost every coin. Bechtler began operation of a private gold coin mint in 1831 at rutherfordton, north carolina. Mint facilities in charlotte as well as new orleans.
Get cozy and expand your home library with a large online selection of books at. Under the system, gold was the only standard of value. No gold coins had been seen in domestic circulation since 1820, for the international price of gold bullion was at a higher level than the face value imprinted upon. View the top gainers and losers across the entire price guide.
The most available of the three varieties k21 through k23 is the 128 grains, rutherf. By 1830, much of western and piedmont north carolina was caught up in the quest for gold, which increasingly became a medium of exchange in the absence of plentiful hard currency. Pinnacle rarities kathleen and dan duncan, lives comfortably in the intersection between the four circles of great business practice. Jun 02, 2017 several newspaper articles appear in the book betchlers gold, one tells a little about him and how much gold he minted. Quarter eagles exist with both north carolina and georgia designations. Bechtler operated his mint until 1838 and then his son, a. Bechtler was evidently seriously infected with gold fever. Gold book definition of gold book by merriamwebster. This updated version contains five new essays including. This variety is regarded as a high r5 in terms of its overall rarity, which means that there are an estimated 4050 known in all grades. At the time, people in north carolina were often using gold dust, nuggets, and jewelry as currency. Online database of national bank presidents, cashiers debuts. Legend has it that the last bechtler disappeared while transporting a large amount of the gold.
In mid2010 a change in policy by the distributors of pdr resulted in the nonrenewal of the licence and the removal of physicians desk reference consumer drug information from the website. Christopher bechtler a german immigrant produced nearly two and quarter. Newman numismatic portal at washington university in st. While a funeral generally comes at the tail end of a life, our story begins with the protagonist, georgie burkhardt, staring down into an open grave everyone says belongs to her sister, agatha. The fees bechtler listed in spectator ads beginning august 27, 1831, are as follows. Some gold remained in the form of ingots, but much more was further processed into coins.
After separating the raw gold from the rock or gravel, it was smelted and poured into a mold. Selling my coins through the major auction firms was a consideration, and other dealers were interested, but trusting the. Mar 12, 2017 the coin is generally similar in appearance and design to the bechtler coinage and to a pattern also struck on an 1841 large cent by bechtler friend and executor, heinrich schaeffer see pages 83 and 357 of don kagins book, private gold coins and patterns of the united states. Deed books from the 1830s show that bechtler purchased several thousand acres of land over the next few years, always along a stream or river where gold was most likely to be found. The charlotte, north carolina mint 18381861 by timothy ofallon email protected as a result of a stunning gold find in 1799, north carolina became the site of the first gold rush in u. Get started with instant access to price, history, and grading guides. North carolina mint masters of pioneer gold paperback january 1, 1980 by rodney barfield author, keith strawn author. The large amount of gold discovered overwhelmed local coiners, and so an act was passed on march 3, 1835 authorizing the creation of u. This has become a standard reference book on experimental us coins issued from 1792 to circa 1979. The clay treasure pot, which was founded on august 17, 2018, in the kaliakra fortress, contains 957 archaeological artifacts from the 14th century, including 28 gold coins, 873 silver coins, 11 gold appliques and buckles, 11 gold earrings, 2 rings, one of which is gold, four beads made of gold and precious stones, and 28 silver and bronze buttons. In addition to coins, the bechtlers were known for their collar buttons, cuff links, clocks, watches, watch chains, necklaces, brooches, rings, and firearms. The 1830s was perhaps the most dynamic decade in the history of the u. Choose the membership that fits your lifestyle book membership includes 100s of local coupons. Bechtler gold coins were accepted in much of the southeast and some places elsewhere.
Collectively, these websites receive about 15,000 page views in a typical month. Save on the things you love restaurants, movie tickets, golf, zoos, skiing, shopping, travel and more. Operating during the late 19th and early 20th cents. Reference gold is a line of twodisc classical sets. Mar 15, 2015 united states patterns and related issues. A slightly more advanced collection might include both a c.
Bechtler did some gold mining on his farm, and it was the carolina gold rush, then rapidly flowering, that brought him a new and noteworthy career. Take advantage of our high resolution images and videos to place bids up until the live event, and then continue to bid during the heritage live auction event, including live streaming audio and video. Treasury checks, regardless of the payment type, are subject to check reclamation procedures. New reference book for classic head gold coins now available. Pollock received a mls degree from simmons college in 1999, and in 20002001 worked as an archivist directing the operations of a small, but active, repository in southeastern massachusetts. Historic gold rush small change 18521857 and supressed jewelers issues 18581882 is an expert, exhaustive, and readable resource on these coins of the california gold rush. Welcome to the new interactive version of iupac compendium of chemical terminology, informally known as the gold book. Christopher bechtler of germany, a foreign immigrant who never became a citizen, was granted permission by the u. Now, a new documentary, gold fever and the bechtler mint, explores the. Gold coins rare coin dealer us rare coin investments. But classic gold is much more than a reference book. Price history for significant coins sold at auction since 1941.
Here within are found books rare and ancient, starting with the earliest printed works encompassing incunabula, 15th century and 16th century volumes. Bechtler was aware that the coinage act of june 28, 1834, changed the composition and weight of gold coins, making them lighter than before, permitting them to circulate once again. The kagin reference goes on to say, bechtler made his own coining machinery, with the specie being stamped with the weight of the piece, its fineness in carats, and its dollar value. The gold and gold bullion standards the first modern international monetary system was the gold standard. Reference is a digital publisher dedicated to answering the questions of students and lifelong learners. An archaeological survey and preservation plan for the bechtler. This selection ranges from 1917 to 1969, and really is.
This complete catalog has images and specifications for every u. Dec, 2018 this is the standard reference book on experimental u. Obtain approximate grades here with this free tool. Overview of bechtler gold coinage, 18301852 this presentation focuses on the activities of the bechtler family after their arrival in the united states from germany. We scoured our vast selection of vintage books for the most beautiful dust jackets, and soon discovered that selecting just 30 was a nearly impossible task. The bechtler mint was in operation from 1830 through 1852 and it struck large quantities of gold dollars, quarter eagles, and half eagles. North carolina mint masters of pioneer gold rodney barfield, keith strawn on. Bechtler is believed to have had a standard of seven shades of gold to help him determine fineness. Its an invaluable reference guide to gold coins and bullion bars and the understanding of how to value what gold is worth. The primary minters were christopher bechtler and august. One dollar carolina bechtler gold coin with reversed n, replica.
Wrestling the angel is an invitation to be contemplative. Search the worlds most comprehensive index of fulltext books. The study of money and moneyrelated material is called numismatics. Books on related topics are casually placed on benches. Oct 10, 2019 the bechtler mint was in operation from 1830 through 1852 and it struck large quantities of gold dollars, quarter eagles, and half eagles. Soon after opening the jewelry business, bechtler began to buy land in the gold mining region of rutherford county. The official red book is online, offering its valuable info in an easy to browse site. Aug 12, 2011 several newspaper articles appear in the book by berry bright freeman, bechtler s gold.
Gold book definition is a paper book usually 334 inches by 312 inches containing 25 sheets of gold leaf between the chalked leaves. Bechtler s gold coins were widely accepted in trade and are now highly prized by coin collectors. Greatly revised and expanded from the original 1980s release, california pioneer and fractional gold. In the book, maloney details the history of economic cycles, flat currency and the shortsighted decisions governments make that cause flat currencies to lose value over time. From 1831 to 1852, the bechtler family privately issued gold coins in north carolina. Interestingly, because of the bechtler operation, the first north carolina gold.635 1600 741 965 613 334 596 1239 810 746 545 614 1300 1146 1312 614 775 969 903 802 591 1520 719 238 105 1024 289 1643 1007 13 1180 1406 1180 901 520 1341 1569 1490 1201 1359 283 327 1443 341 154 1046 1176 1382