Gold Mile Coin
Leave your mark on NC Gold History by reserving your spot on the Gold Mile while preserving Rutherford County's Bechtler Legacy. An engraved Bechtler Gold Mile coin is a wonderful way to honor or pay tribute to a family member, business or significant person in your life.
Christopher Bechtler created America’s first $1 gold coin in Rutherfordton nearly 200 years ago. Bechtler's home and original site of his minting operation are now heritage destinations for all to see and enjoy. To further commemorate Bechtler's legacy to Rutherfordton and Rutherford County, the Gold Mile, a one-mile walking trail around downtown Rutherfordton, is dotted with one-dollar gold coin replicas dedicated to members of the community and beyond.
Funds raised through the sale of Gold Mile Coins go directly to the preservation of Rutherfordton's Bechtler assets.
To request a specific location on the Gold Mile map, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click here to download the order form donation_form_for_coin_town1.pdf to order by mail.