Bechtler $5 Gold Coin
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- Christopher Bechtler, along with his son August and his nephew Christopher, ran a private mint in Rutherford, North Carolina. Rutherford was a primary source of American gold from 1790 to 1840.
- In 1832, the Bechtlers produced the first gold one-dollar coin in the United States.
- The Bechtlers produced three denominations of coins: $1, $2.50, and $5.
- In 1834, the weight of the $5 gold coin changed. The Treasury Secretary ordered that the lighter coins be marked with the date August 1, 1834.