Lesher Referendum Medals, Zerbe Varieties 7-12

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Zerbe 7

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Zerbe No. 7 Variety

Same as Zerbe No. 5, except stamped into the obverse field SAM COHEN / VICTOR, COLO.

The pieces are serially numbered.

 

Mr. Cohen was a jeweler in the Guinan Building, on Victor Avenue, Victor, Colorado. In later years, Mr. Cohen practiced law in New York City. He published a book in 1940, telling of his experiences in the mining towns of Victor and Cripple Creek, Gold Rush De Luxe. Reviewing the known numbers, it is probable that 50 Imprints from stock were stamped for SAM COHEN. Of the sixteen COHEN pieces listed below, nine are known by this writer to have a "punch" in the rising, or setting sun, in the mining scene. Such a "punch" has only been found on the COHEN variety.

 

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Zerbe No. 7 Variety Table

 

Removing 50 from the stock of Imprints, to be stamped SAM COHEN, we have remaining 740 Imprints.

 


 

Zerbe 8

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Zerbe No. 8 Variety

Same as Zerbe No. 5, except stamped into the obverse field, D.W. KLEIN & CO / PUEBLO, COLO.

The pieces are serially numbered.

 

Mr. Klein had a retail liquor store in Pueblo, Colorado. Whiteley stated that Klein purchased 300 pieces. However, with a review of the known numbered pieces listed here, it is believed by this author that only 100 pieces were stamped D.W. KLEIN & CO.


Zerbe No. 8 Variety Table

 

Zerbe 9

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Zerbe No. 9 Variety

Same as Zerbe No. 5, except stamped into the obverse field, GEO. MULLEN / VICTOR, COLO.

The pieces are known both serially numbered and without numbers.

 

Again, while Whiteley believed that 100 pieces were struck for Mullen, a review of the listed numbers reveals that probably only 50 were stamped GEO. MULLEN.


Zerbe No. 9 Variety Table

 

Removing 50 from the stock of Imprints, to be stamped GEO. MULLEN, we have remaining 590 Imprints.

 


 

Zerbe 10

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Zerbe No. 10 Variety

Same as Zerbe No. 5, except stamped into the obverse field, BOYD PARK / DENVER, COLORADO.

The pieces are known both serially numbered and without numbers.

 

Mr. Park was a jeweler, and the store was located at 16th and Curtis Streets, Denver, Colorado. Whiteley believed that about 200 pieces were struck for Park. The listed pieces indicate that only 150 were stamped BOYD PARK.


Zerbe No. 10 Variety Table

 

Zerbe 11

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Zerbe No. 11 Variety

Same as Zerbe No. 5, except stamped into the obverse field, W.C. ALEXANDER / JEWELER / SALIDA, COLO. The second "A" in "SALIDA" is an inverted "V."

The pieces are serially numbered.

 

Mr. Alexander was a jeweler in Salida, Colorado. There were probably 50 medals stamped with the name W.C. ALEXANDER.


Zerbe No. 11 Variety Table

 

Removing these 50 from the stock of Imprints, to be stamped W.C. ALEXANDER, we have remaining 390 Imprints.

 


 

Zerbe 12

 

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Zerbe No. 12 Variety

Same as Zerbe No. 5, except stamped into the obverse field, GOODSPEEDS & CO / 26 PIKES PEAK AVE.

All known pieces have the name engraved, not stamped.

 

Mr. L. G. Goodspeed had a jewelry and optical store at 26 Pikes Peak Ave., Colorado Springs, Colorado. Whiteley stated that the name was spelled incorrectly on the medals, adding an "S" to make "GOODSPEEDS," and a review of The Giles City Directory of Colorado Springs, May 1900, does spell the name with a final "S." However, previous and subsequent like directories omit the "S." It is difficult to say which was correct when the Lesher medal was issued. It is not known how many medals were engraved, but believed to be only a "few." With five known pieces, and reviewing these numbers, it is this writer's belief that no more than 15 went to Goodspeeds.

 

Zerbe No. 12 Variety table

 

Removing 15 from the stock of Imprints, to be engraved GOODSPEEDS & CO, we have remaining 375 Imprints.

 


 

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