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Colorado. Victor. 1901 Imprint Type. Jos. Lesher’s Referendum Silver Souvenir Medal or Dollar. Zerbe

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Colorado. Victor. 1901 Imprint Type. Jos. Lesher’s Referendum Silver Souvenir Medal or Dollar. Zerbe
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Colorado. Victor. 1901 Imprint Type. Jos. Lesher’s Referendum Silver Souvenir Medal or Dollar. Zerbe-5, HK-791. Rarity-6. AU-58 NGC. Serial No. 1004.

Dies as illustrated. No merchant imprint. Dusky gray iridescence enlivens the lustrous silver-gray surfaces of this Lesher “dollar,” the first of the types produced in the first year of the 20th-century – Mr. Lesher produced his medals in just two years, but they were years that overlapped two centuries! The NGC Census suggests a high degree of scarcity for this issue, Zerbe-5, and our experience bears that out. The 1901-dated Lesher issues all have a new “Price” of $1.00. A great opportunity to obtain quality and scarcity with one successful bid.
NGC Census: 1; 3 finer (MS-62 finest). This type was made in 1901 during which the size, weight and price were reduced to 32mm, weighing 412 ½ grains (same as a standard silver dollar), priced at $1. This is the 6th and final type known (see Zerbe-17), and the obverse has a blank field where merchants could stamp their names or the name of their company into the medal. The reverse was changed to read “Jos. Leshers Referendum Silver Souvenir Medal,” and also bears the patent number, trade mark number and registered dates.
All remaining 12 varieties are Imprint Types with merchants named stamped or engraved into the blank field. All Imprints were struck blank with the numbers and names to be added later; only 44 pieces of this type have been documented and they are known with and without numbers. Though unmarked, it is thought that some Imprint Type pieces were issued by known merchants without being stamped.



Grading Company: NGC AU58

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