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    1901 Lesher Dollar, Choice AU
    Rare Sam Cohen Variety
    Serial #403, Z-7, HK-793

    1901 $1 Lesher Dollar, Sam Cohen, No. 403, Z-7, HK-793, R.7, AU55 NGC. Sam Cohen is a rare merchant variety within the Lesher dollar series. According to LesherDollars.com, only 17 examples are known. Serial numbers for survivors extend from 403 (the present lot) to 431, with many gaps. Sam Cohen was a Victor, Colorado jeweler. He was only about 23 years old when he participated in Lesher's referendum dollar issue. This is a relatively high grade example with minimally marked surfaces and medium chestnut-gold and plum-mauve toning. In his February 1978 Numismatist article, Adna Wilde provides the pedigree for Serial No. 403 as Shroyer, Whiteley, and R. Mitchell. LesherDollars.com adds Cohen to the pedigree roster. Listed on page 426 of the 2021 Guide Book. Census: 2 in 55, 2 finer (11/20).

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 2F6P, PCGS# 19008)


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    January, 2021
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