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    1863 J. Schmidt, Detroit, MI, F-225BN-2i, R.9, MS65 NGC. John Schmitt (not Schmidt) was another of the many Detroit grocers who issued Store Cards in 1863. This cataloger believes the correct spelling of the last name is Schmitt, not Schmidt as is on the token; his last name is spelled Schmitt in all five of the 1862-66 Detroit City directories. This is likely another error on John Stanton's part. Schmitt's store was located at the corner of Michigan Avenue and Bates Streets. Here is yet another extremely rare token struck in zinc plated copper. Brilliant light gray surfaces exhibit faint coppery overtones on this lovely Gem that is likely the finest known of the variety.
    Purchased from E. Graf (10/26/1974) for $22.50.
    From The Clifton A. Temple Collection.


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