Auction Name: 2021 April 22 - 25 Central States US Coins Signature Auction
Lot Number: 4941
Shortcut to Lot: HA.com/1329-4941
1900 $1 Lesher Dollar, A.B. Bumstead, Type Two, Serial #755, Silver, Z-3, HK-789, R.5, MS64 PCGS. CAC. Victor, Colorado miner and real estate investor Joseph Lesher produced these private "Referendum" dollars in an attempt to promote silver in circulation and raise its value. There are six different types and 12 varieties known. Zerbe-3, this type, without scrollwork at the upper reverse, was struck to the extent of 500 pieces, of which 151 are known, according to LesherDollars.com. This near-Gem survives in remarkable condition with even gunmetal-gray patina over smooth and strongly defined surfaces. The serial number is boldly punched. Listed on page 427 of the 2021 Guide Book. Population: 4 in 64, 0 finer. CAC: 3 in 64, 0 finer (2/21). Ex: C.W. Cowell Collection (B. Max Mehl, 12/1923), lot 950; Virgil Brand (journal #128741); Robert Rhue; Keatley.