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Colorado. Victor. 1900 “Trade-Mark Applied For” Type. Jos. Lesher’s Referendum Souvenir Medal or Dol

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Colorado. Victor. 1900 “Trade-Mark Applied For” Type. Jos. Lesher’s Referendum Souvenir Medal or Dol
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Colorado. Victor. 1900 “Trade-Mark Applied For” Type. Jos. Lesher’s Referendum Souvenir Medal or Dollar. Zerbe-17, HK-1016. R-10, Unique. MS-64 NGC. No Serial No.

Dies as illustrated. An exceptional piece at every turn, a Lesher medal with prooflike reflectivity throughout, and with an attractive array of varied golden iridescence that balances both sides. The final Lesher issue of the 19th Century, this unique rarity is a piece that will draw intense bidding activity at sale time. It is, of course, the only NGC-certified example of the variety in any grade! While specialists in the Lesher discipline are not as numerous as they are in other collectable areas in the hobby, there is certainly an ample enough coterie of experts to be found when occasions such as this arise. We expect a buzz of intense activity on the bidding floor when this impressive – at many levels – Lesher rarity takes front and center in the auction spotlight!
NGC Census: 1; no others in any grade. This type has the same reverse as Zerbe #3 but the obverse was changed to read, “Trade Mark Applied for a Commodity Will Give In Exchange At.” There was then a blank space below where a merchants name could be punched in later.
Lesher applied for a patent and filed for a copyright on Feb. 14, 1901. He must have felt it was necessary to strike this piece to be submitted along with his application. His request was approved and all remaining types and varieties bare patent and trade mark numbers on the reverse.
Unknown to Zerbe. For purposes of conformity Wilde numbered this medal Zerbe 17. There is the only one “Trade Mark Applied for” Lesher Dollar known.



Grading Company: NGC MS 64

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