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Colorado. Grand Junction. 1901 Imprint Type. W.F. White Merc. Co. Jos. Lesher’s Referendum Silver So

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Colorado. Grand Junction. 1901 Imprint Type. W.F. White Merc. Co. Jos. Lesher’s Referendum Silver So
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Colorado. Grand Junction. 1901 Imprint Type. W.F. White Merc. Co. Jos. Lesher’s Referendum Silver Souvenir Medal or Dollar. Zerbe-14, HK-1019. Rarity-8. MS-62 NGC. Serial No. 3.

Dies as illustrated. This fully prooflike specimen is sharp, lustrous, and alight with pale golden iridescence on rich silver-gray surfaces. Marks are minimal throughout, and the eye appeal is superb for the grade. One of only two examples of the variety certified by NGC, of which the present piece is the only Mint State specimen in an NGC holder. In fact, fewer than 10 examples of the issue are known. In a collection laden with opportunities, pieces such as this beauty stand out among the crowd. Don’t let this low-numbered Lesher medal get away – odds are you may never have the opportunity again!
NGC Census: 1; none finer. This variety is the same as Zerbe #5 except stamped “W.F. White Merc. Co. Grand Jct, Colo.”
William F. White had hoped for a career in railroading, but in an argument with the yard- master at the Muskogee, Indian Territory, Missouri Pacific Railroad station, he downed his antagonist with a paper weight and resigned later the same day. But in 1889 he formed a partnership for a hardware store in Grand Junction, and later bought out his partner, operating as W.F. White Mercantile Company. which became a department store by 1901, located at 504 Main St. in Grand Junction
It is believed that 50 pieces were made of this variety and only 109 have been recorded, one of which is seemingly a pattern, with the inscription engraved and no serial number.



Grading Company: NGC MS62

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