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    1863 Joseph Riggs, Detroit, MI, F-225BI-2i, R.9, MS65 NGC. Joseph Riggs is another of over two dozen grocers that issued Detroit Store Cards. His Store Card notes highlights that he also sold flour in addition to groceries and provisions. His grocery was located at 251 Jefferson and 70 Gratiot, not too far from Raymond's Photographic Gallery (MI F-225BH). Here is another extremely rare token, this one struck on a zinc plated copper planchet. Faint gold toning is barely perceptible on the brilliant gray surfaces of this impressive Gem. A few tiny spots and marks are hardly worth mentioning. Almost certainly the finest of three or four known.
    Purchased from E. Graf (10/26/1974) for $22.50.
    From The Clifton A. Temple Collection.


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