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    1863 MI-595A-2a Maple Rapids Token, Unc Details
    Isaac Hewitt, Dry Goods

    1863 Isaac Hewitt, Maple Rapids, MI, F-595A-2a, R.9 -- Obverse Ink Marks -- NGC Details. Unc. Isaac Hewitt's handwriting: When Isaac Hewitt received his shipment of merchant tokens from the manufacturer, he noticed that certain tokens, such as this one, were weakly struck, obliterating part of his advertising message. In the case of this token, DRY GOODS is illegible. While we have no proof, it seems logical that Hewitt personally inked in the missing letters to complete his advertising message. As such, we submit that this token with "Obverse Ink Marks" is one of the most important Maple Rapids tokens surviving today.
    In our opinion, this token grades MS62 Brown and retains splashes of its original red color on olive-brown surfaces. As noted, the strike is weak at the upper obverse and upper reverse.
    From The Clifton A. Temple Collection.


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