Project Description

130 West 6th Street
Rutherfordton, NC  28139
(828) 287-6113

Museum is free. Donations are appreciated

In 1832 Christopher Bechtler minted the first $1 gold coin, nearly 17 years before the U.S. Mint made one of their own.  Now open to the public, the Bechtler House contains several artifacts from the work and life of the Bechtler family including the original coin press and gold scale.