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    1863 F. Geiss, Detroit, MI, F-225AF-1a, R.8 MS66 Red and Brown NGC. Another incorrect spelling of the Gies last name, this Store Card also advertises the "F. Geis & Bros." Fire & Water Proof Roofing business located at the corner of Cong (Congress) and Brush Streets, Detroit. The "third time will prove to be a charm" and Stanton will get the spelling finally corrected (MI F-225AG). This Gem example although struck on a copper planchet was likely struck for collectors using the 1042 reverse die, with fewer than 10 examples known. The highly lustrous satin surfaces of this Premium Gem retain nearly full red with slight bluish-brown toning on each side. A few old spots are inconsequential.
    From The Clifton A. Temple Collection. (PCGS# 661225)


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