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    1863 Messmore & Lucking, Detroit, MI, F-225AY-1a1, R.10, MS65 Brown NGC. Phineas "Finny" J. Messmore and Joseph Lucking were butchers and owned a meat market located at 209 Woodward Avenue. Woodward Avenue was another popular street for Store Card issuers. By 1864 it appears the two partners had split; Lucking is still listed as a Butcher in 1864, Messmore is now a brakeman for the Michigan Central Rail Road (MCRR). This Gem specimen is struck on a copper planchet with a Plain Edge and may be unique. The satin surfaces of this Gem exhibit about 20% of the original red color, without the usual small spots or blemishes found on so many of these pieces. An exceptional opportunity for the specialist.
    From The Clifton A. Temple Collection.


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