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    1863 P.N. Kneeland, Detroit, MI, F-225AR-2a1, R.9, MS63 Red and Brown NGC. Philio N. Kneeland was a dealer in Stoevs (sic) & Tinware per the obverse die on this Store Card. The word "Stoves" is misspelled in the die, an obvious and somewhat famous Civil War Store Card token error. Kneeland gives his address as being at the corner of Grand River & Griswold Street, Detroit. This information is consistent with the 1863 Detroit city directory. The 1864 directory gives the address as 14 Grand River, likely the same location. This rarity is struck with a Plain Edge on a copper planchet; two examples are likely known. Another example was reported in the Bowen Collection. An impressive Select Mint State piece, this token has substantial red color, nearly full on the obverse and about 50% on the reverse. The fields are reflective with minor spots.
    Purchased from James Kelly (5/7/1943) for 35 cents.
    From The Clifton A. Temple Collection.


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