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    1863 G. Winter, Detroit, MI, F-225CQ-2i, R.9, MS64 NGC. The G. Winter, Hatter, 250 Biddle House Store Card was commissioned by George Winter. The 1863 directory lists George has being in the "hat and caps" business at 250 Jefferson Avenue Biddle House. Thus Winter's hat business was located across the street from L. S. Freeman's news dealership (MI F-225AC). Freemen and his news depot was located at 249 Jefferson Avenue. As previously mentioned, the Biddle House hotel was erected by John Biddle in 1849 and was located at the southeast corner of Randolph and Jefferson. This specimen is struck on a zinc plated copper planchet, with fewer than five specimens known. Traces of the underlying copper appear on both sides of this Choice Mint State piece. The light gray surfaces have brilliant satin luster.
    Purchased from E. Graf (10/26/1974) for $22.50.
    From The Clifton A. Temple Collection.


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