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    1863 Higby & Stearns, Detroit, MI, F-225AL-1a1, R.10, MS63 Brown NGC. Higby and Stearns are simply listed as Druggists, Detroit on this Detroit Store Card. A check in the 1864 Detroit city directory shows Lewis E. Higby and Frederick Stearns of Higby and Stearns were druggists located at 60 Woodward Avenue and 177 Jefferson Avenue. They placed an advertisement on page 52 in the 1864 directory, which advertised their business as wholesale druggists, dealers in drugs, chemicals and pharmaceutical preparations, surgical and dental instruments, manufacturers of perfumery and toilet articles and various goods for domestic and culinary purposes. They added at the end of the advertisement, "Priced catalogs sent on application." This specimen is struck on a copper planchet with a Plain Edge. Apparently unique, and this token is also a pleasing Select Mint State example with smooth chocolate-brown surfaces showing reflective fields and minor spots on each side.
    Purchased from James Kelly (7/8/1943) for 60 cents.
    From The Clifton A. Temple Collection.


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