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    1900 Lesher Dollar, HK-789, MS63
    Type Two A.B. Bumstead, Serial #990

    1900 $1 Lesher Dollar, A.B. Bumstead, Type Two, Serial #990, Silver, Z-3, HK-789, R.5, MS63 NGC. CAC. A high-grade type example of the Lesher dollar, a private issue that promoted the free coinage of silver. Joseph Lesher (1838 to 1918) was a silver miner who struck examples bearing the names of merchants who supported his scheme. His best customer was Victor, Colorado grocer A.B. Bumstead. The serial numbers found on most Lesher dollars make it easier to track their pedigrees. Adna Wilde's article in the February 1978 Numismatist lists the pedigree for #990 as Harvey-Harris, and the coin later appeared in a Stack's-Bowers sale. This sharply struck and lustrous representative displays light plum-red, tan-gold, and forest-green toning that deepens slightly at the borders. Listed on page 428 of the 2020 Guide Book. Census: 3 in 63, 2 finer. CAC: 2 in 63, 1 finer (7/19).
    Ex: Baltimore Sale (Stack's-Bowers, 11/2012), lot 3002, which realized $5,405.
    From The Poulos Family Collection, Part II. (NGC ID# 2F6F, PCGS# 19002)


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