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    1901 Lesher Dollar, Choice AU
    W.C. Alexander, Z-11, HK-797
    Rare Merchant Variety

    1901 $1 Lesher Dollar, W.C. Alexander, No. 32, Z-11, HK-797, R.6, AU55 PCGS. Iridescent peach-gold, fire-red, and powder-blue toning graces this briefly circulated better variety Lesher dollar. Marks are relatively few and inconsequential. According to Adna Wilde in his February 1978 Numismatist article on Lesher dollars, "there were probably 50 medals stamped with the name W.C. Alexander." Alexander was a Salida, Colorado jeweler. records just 13 survivors, and lists the pedigree of the present example as "Johnson - Fitzgerald - H.A. 2/5/2012." Our online auction archives, which date to 1993, show only two prior appearances of W.C. Alexander Lesher dollars, serial numbers 6 and 22. Listed on page 426 of the 2021 Guide Book. Population: 3 in 55, 1 finer (11/20).

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 2F6W, PCGS# 19014)

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    Auction Dates
    January, 2021
    20th-24th Wednesday-Sunday
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