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Colorado. Denver. 1901 Imprint Type. Boyd Park. Jos. Lesher’s Referendum Silver Souvenir Medal or Do

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Colorado. Denver. 1901 Imprint Type. Boyd Park. Jos. Lesher’s Referendum Silver Souvenir Medal or Do
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Colorado. Denver. 1901 Imprint Type. Boyd Park. Jos. Lesher’s Referendum Silver Souvenir Medal or Dollar. Zerbe-10, HK-796. Rarity-6. MS-61 NGC. Serial No. 587.

Dies as illustrated. Bright and lustrous silver-gray with rich champagne-gold highlights on both sides. Somewhat reflective with crisply rendered designs and excellent eye appeal for the grade. Of the numbered variety, 51 are presently recorded. Along with the six pieces designated in the Census below, there are five other Boyd Park pieces seen by NGC, all of those in circulated grades up to AU. The Boyd Park Denver issue is scarce across the board, yet it makes an excellent entry-level variety for collectors.
NGC Census: 3; 3 finer (MS-66 finest). This variety is the same as Zerbe #5 except stamped Boyd Park Denver, Colo.
Jeweler Boyd Park, a Scottish immigrant, was appointed “exclusive agent” for Denver by Joseph Lesher in 1901. Joslin & Park was a jewelry store located on the corner of 16th and Curtis St. on the Opera House block in Denver. When his partner, Jarvis Joslin died, Park’s son (then associated with the business) bought Joslin’s interest in the company and changed the name to Boyd Park
Recorded serial numbers suggest that 150 numbered pieces were issued, but at least 15 unumbered examples are known, so an order of 200 or more is not unreasonable; residents of Denver reported seeing “hundreds” heaped in his show window, and Lesher thought that Park had ordered between 500 and 1,000. Perhaps he did, and sent hundreds off to be melted when the craze subsided.



Grading Company: NGC MS61

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