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    1863 Blindbury's Hotel, Detroit, MI, F-225D-2a, R.6, MS66 Red and Brown NGC. Per Silas Farmer's History of Detroit and Michigan (Detroit, 1884 / 1889), "Blindbury's Hotel, on the corner of Michigan and Washington Avenues was erected by John Blindbury in 1852. He kept it until his death in 1864." The Blindbury Hotel was located in Ward 5 of Detroit, Michigan in 1860. For the 1860 census Wm. H. Pattes recorded the Employees and Residents of the Hotel on June 1, 1860. Blindbury was listed as a Hotel Keeper, age 53. His wife, Maria D. was age 50. Both Blindbury and his wife were listed as having been born in New York. Thirty-six boarders were also listed as part of the census. This Premium Gem specimen is struck in copper and has the seldom seen 1027 reverse die. The obverse has more than 50% of its original red, and the reverse is nearly 50% red. Both sides have frosty luster and exceptional eye appeal with minimal spots or blemishes.
    Purchased from James Kelly (7/8/1943) for 35 cents.
    From The Clifton A. Temple Collection.


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