Gold Fever & the Bechtler Mint

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The story of Christoph Bechtler, a German immigrant who minted the first one-dollar gold coin in the U.S.

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Lloyd Nanney Describes Making Becthler Gold Coins By Hand
01:25 — Prospector Lloyd Nanney of Rutherford County describes how Christopher Bechtler manufactured gold coins by hand using machines that he may have made h (more…)
Making Gold Coins By Hand
00:59 — In this excerpt from UNC-TV's documentary, Gold Fever and the Bechtler Mint, CGI video animation is used to illustrate how Christopher Bechtler and hi (more…)
Gold Fever and the Bechtler Mint
28:02 — The discovery of gold in North Carolina in the early 1800s set off America's first gold rush and provided a German immigrant named Christopher Bechtle (more…)
Using Raw Gold for Bartering
02:26 — Historians Robin Lattimore and Harry Watson, Historic Sites Curator Richard Knapp, and Bechtler House owner Lynn Padgett describe how raw gold was use (more…)

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  • Rating: TV-G
  • Premise: The story of Christoph Bechtler, a German immigrant who minted the first one-dollar gold coin in the U.S.