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    1863 J.A. Rodier, Detroit, MI, F-225BJ-3i, R.9, MS65 NGC. Joseph A. Rodier was a Boot Dealer and was located at the corner of Campius Martius and Michigan Grand Avenue in Detroit. An advertisement in the 1865 directory says he is a dealer in "Boots and Shoes, Central Store.... Boots and shoes at the lowest possible prices.... Boot and Shoes made to order." This example of the Rodier Store Card is struck on a zinc plated copper planchet, with only two to four examples known. This prooflike Gem has brilliant gray surfaces with no apparent blemishes on either side. A remarkable example and almost certainly the finest known.
    Purchased from E. Graf (10/26/1974) for $22.50.
    From The Clifton A. Temple Collection. (PCGS# 661225)


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