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    1901 Lesher Referendum Dollar AU 50. Zerbe-6, HK-792. 33.4 mm. Similar design as previously but IN THE PEOPLE WE TRUST below the mining scene at Pike's Peak. The reverse has patent and trademark numbers listed and smaller lettering. Imprint of J.M. SLUSHER/ CRIPPLE CREEK, COLO. and No. 7 below. The design details are boldly imprinted. Examination proves that the imprinting was done while the piece remained in the reverse die, with no flattening of the reverse lettering opposite the stamp. Cripple Creek grocer Slusher had 260 pieces made bearing his imprint, Wilde notes. Deep blue-gray toning with a couple of planchet rifts as made on the obverse. Ex: Cowell Collection (B. Max Mehl, 12/18/23); Kagin's Sale (1/70), lot 2337. (PCGS# 10365)

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