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Colorado. Cripple Creek. 1901 Imprint Type. J. M. Slusher. Jos. Lesher’s Referendum Silver Souvenir

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Colorado. Cripple Creek. 1901 Imprint Type. J. M. Slusher. Jos. Lesher’s Referendum Silver Souvenir
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Colorado. Cripple Creek. 1901 Imprint Type. J. M. Slusher. Jos. Lesher’s Referendum Silver Souvenir Medal or Dollar. Zerbe-6, HK-792. Rarity-6. MS-62 NGC. Serial No. 191.

Dies as illustrated. Reflective throughout with warm golden toning on both lustrous sides. The devices are sharp and Slusher’s imprint is boldly presented. It is thought some 250 or so examples of the Zerbe-6 variety were stamped by Slusher, a grocer in Cripple Creek who possibly handled Lesher pieces on a daily basis during their heyday. Choice and appealing at all levels.
NGC Census: 2; none finer. This variety is the same as Zerbe #5 except stamped “J.M. Slusher Cripple Creek, Colo.”
Joseph Lesher appointed James Maurice Slusher, a grocer, his agent for Cripple Creek. Besides issuing them himself, Slusher apparently sold 50 pieces to J. E. Nelson, Holdrege, Nebraska (Zerbe-13).
Wilde believed that 260 Imprints were stamped “J.M. Slusher,” which must be approximately correct. It is the most common variety with 85 known as of the date of this catalog. This variety is serially numbered.



Grading Company: NGC MS62

Pedigree/Collection: From the William C. Henderson - Christopher Marchase Collection of Lesher Referendum Souvenir Medals. Previously from the Rumbel; Foster; Kaplan Collections.