Gold Fever and the Bechtler Mint Using Raw Gold for Bartering
Experts discuss how raw gold was used in bartering for merchandise during the 1800s. Details
Program: Gold Fever and the Bechtler Mint
Episode: Using Raw Gold for Bartering
Historians Robin Lattimore and Harry Watson, Historic Sites Curator Richard Knapp, and Bechtler House owner Lynn Padgett describe how raw gold was used in bartering for merchandise in small North Carolina towns like Rutherfordton, in the 1800s, before hard currency became more readily available.
Premiere Date: 10/02/2012
Episode Expires: Never
TV Rating: NR
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