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    1863 E.H. Sheldon, Constantine, MI, F-190A-3a, R.9, MS64 Brown NGC. Ephraim H. Sheldon was a hardware merchant in Constantine, a village of St. Joseph County, located about 166 miles southwest of Detroit. The population of Constantine in 1863 was about 1,200 inhabitants.
    The MI-190A-3a variety is listed in the Fuld book, and in the upcoming revision, as a full brockage. Fuld describes the reverse as "Incuse of the obverse." However, this is clearly not a brockage. Rather, it is a combination of two obverses, each showing a raised, positive image, and there also appears to be some edge irregularities. One possibility is a muling of two obverse dies when this piece was made. Another possibility is a made up piece from two different tokens. This token requires careful consideration of specialists in the Michigan series.
    Purchased from B. Gilman (12/3/1937).
    From The Clifton A. Temple Collection.


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