The finest graded by both services! The first gold dollar struck in America, these were issued by C Bechtler in 1831 and A Bechtler in 1842. These first issues were sanctioned by the federal government and were our first gold dollars issued in America from gold discovered in North Carolina and Georgia. The Reeded Edge is particularly noteworthy due to its rarity and the first Reeded Edge dollar of A Bechtler. Originally deemed an R 8 by Kagin. There are examples that were proven to be misattributed by both services and until disproven this is the sole survivor of a mint state example.
A scarce low mintage issue of just 4,769 pieces. Unfortunately, very few survived and it's a very difficult piece to evaluate, but similar, less rare examples of this issue from different mints have consistently brought over $10k recently.
A very elusive circulating cashier's check issue of the Central Bank of China redeemable in gold. PMG has only graded 4 examples of this type, with this being by far the finest. The only other example we can find of this note selling recently was in the famous Ruth Hill Collection. Smith-Matravers #C302.
When this popular 5 Yuan Bank of Communications note is offered for sale, it is almost always in Specimen form. An issued rarity, this is the highest grade note that has been available on the market for a long time. Terrific green obverse with a central vignette of a train. Printed by ABNC.