WEEK #537 DON'T FORGET TO FALL BACK THIS WEEKEND
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This weeks First and Second place winners will be picked at random…

 

The question must be answered by Saturday at midnight EST.

 

QUESTION:

 

Where and when were the first gold dollars struck?

 

GOOD LUCK!!!

 

This week’s winner will The Treasure Ship S.S. New York, her story 1837-1846

by Q. David Bowers.

 

There will also be a runner up prize given to a selected player with the correct answer.

 

REMINDER: The Numisma-Quest ends on Saturday at midnight EST. Entries after that time will not be valid. See the Trivia info post for more details

 

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The first gold dollars made in the United States were privately minted issues produced about 1830 by a German immigrant named Alt Christoph Bechtler who operated a jewelry shop in Rutherfordton, North Carolina. In Rutherford County, NC 1831-1852. In one of my close by counties!

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The first gold dollars - privately minted starting in 1831 - were made by Bechtler in Rutherfordton, NC. The first OFFICIAL gold dollars started in 1849, but prior to that Gobrecht designed gold dollars in March 1836 at the Philadelphia Mint (Judd-67-Judd71). :busy:

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The first gold dollars made in the United States were privately minted issues produced about 1830 by a German immigrant named Alt Christoph Bechtler who operated a jewelry shop in Rutherfordton, North Carolina.

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Although gold dollars were not authorized in Congress until early 1849 and first made in Philadelphia but also New Orleans (LA), Dahlonega (GA), and Charlotte (NC) for general circulation - the first gold dollars were made in 1836 as patterns in Philadelphia.

 

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In 1831 a private mint (operated by Christopher Bechtler) in Rutherford County NC produced the first gold dollar in the United States. The US mint did not produce Gold Dollars until 1849.

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[font:Comic Sans MS]QUESTION:

 

Where and when were the first gold dollars struck?

 

Answer: North Carolina, 1831 (the Bechtler coinage)

 

This week’s winner coinsandmedals has won a copy of The Treasure Ship S.S. New York, her story 1837-1846 by Q. David Bowers. :banana:

 

Our Runner up SamD has won a single coin display box. :whee:

 

Thank you for playing and please stop by this Friday for the PMG Numisma-Quest question[/font]

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