The Resource Forgotten Colorado silver : Joseph Lesher's defiant coins, Robert D. Leonard Jr., Kenneth Hallenbeck and Adna G. Wilde, Jr, (ebook)

Forgotten Colorado silver : Joseph Lesher's defiant coins, Robert D. Leonard Jr., Kenneth Hallenbeck and Adna G. Wilde, Jr, (ebook)

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Forgotten Colorado silver : Joseph Lesher's defiant coins
Title
Forgotten Colorado silver
Title remainder
Joseph Lesher's defiant coins
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Robert D. Leonard Jr., Kenneth Hallenbeck and Adna G. Wilde, Jr
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Language
eng
Summary
At the turn of the last century, miner Joseph Lesher attempted to raise the price of silver by privately minting octagonal "Referendum souvenir medal" coins with values of $1.25 or $1. They were common in Victor, Cripple Creek, Denver and other places in Colorado in the days after William Jennings Bryan fought unsuccessfully for free silver. Surviving an initial dust-up with the Secret Service, Lesher found a loophole to place them in circulation in 1900 and 1901. Today, coin collectors pay more than $1,000 for one. This is the story of Joseph Lesher and his audacious private mint, along with the merchants in the mining towns and elsewhere who supported him
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Midwest
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Leonard, Robert D
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737.49788
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non fiction
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dictionaries
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Commemorative coins
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adult
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Forgotten Colorado silver : Joseph Lesher's defiant coins, Robert D. Leonard Jr., Kenneth Hallenbeck and Adna G. Wilde, Jr, (ebook)
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
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9781625857965
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia
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MWT11931686
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remote
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11931686
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MWT11931686
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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Forgotten Colorado silver : Joseph Lesher's defiant coins, Robert D. Leonard Jr., Kenneth Hallenbeck and Adna G. Wilde, Jr, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781625857965
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT11931686
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11931686
System control number
MWT11931686
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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