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    (1861-65) Binder & Co., Bay City, MI, F-65A-2a, R.4, MS63 Brown NGC. Double Struck Obverse. The county seat of Bay County, Bay City was, according to the 1863 Michigan Business Directory, "situated on the east bank of the Saginaw river, five miles from its mouth, and 16 below the city of East Saginaw. ... This town was laid out in 1836, and for upwards of twenty years was known as 'Lower Saginaw,' and remained during that time a small and insignificant village. Since 1856 it has taken an onward movement, and now bids fair to become one of the most important towns in the State."Finder and Company was a general store with no further identification. The obverse is boldly doubled with considerable rotation between strikes. There is no evidence of doubling on the reverse. This Select Mint State piece has frosty bluish-brown surfaces with considerable faded red luster and exceptional eye appeal.
    From The Clifton A. Temple Collection.


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