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    1863 G.V. Schelven, Grand Haven, MI, F-360C-1a, R.6, MS62 Brown NGC. Grand Haven was the county seat of Ottawa county, located at the mouth of the Grand river. The town was the terminus of the Detroit and Milwaukee railroad, located 184 miles from Detroit, 110 miles from Chicago, and 85 miles from Milwaukee, the latter distances by ship across Lake Michigan. The 1863 population was about 2,000 inhabitants. The Michigan State Gazetteer and Business Directory describes Grand Haven as "one of the best harbors on Lake Michigan and accessible to the largest sail vessels and steamers on the lakes." This pleasing example has an incomplete planchet. The surfaces are bluish-brown with a hint of red on the obverse and light tan on the reverse.
    From The Clifton A. Temple Collection.


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