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    1864 F. Gies, Detroit, MI, F-225AG-2d, R.10, MS64 NGC. Finally we have the spelling correct for Frederick Gies. Frederick Gies is listed in the 1863 city directory as a "retail grocer and boots and shoes" at 93 and 95 Congress East, home same." This token advertised Gies as a dealer in Groceries & Provisions, Hay & Straw. The Gies brothers appear to have operated quite a large number of different enterprises! This example is struck on a copper-nickel planchet using the 1047 reverse and is listed in Fuld as R.10. This lovely near-Gem has fully lustrous tan surfaces with a few minor spots on the reverse. A few peripheral letters on the obverse are indistinct.
    Purchased from C. Verhoeven (3/14/1946) for $2.50.
    From The Clifton A. Temple Collection.


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