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    1864 L. J. Staples, Detroit, MI, F-225BZ-5d, R.9, MS65 NGC. Lyman J. Staples was a Wholesale Grocer & Confectioner located 185 Woodward Avenue. It is interesting to note where the street number '185' and 'AVE' were placed when making the Staples Store Card die. This specimen is another from the December 1969 Harmer-Rooke sale, and is struck on a copper-nickel planchet. This is still another extreme rarity from the Temple Collection; likely one of no more than two specimens known for this variety. A delightful Gem, and likely the finest known, this piece has brilliant tan surfaces with reflective fields.
    Ex: Harmer-Rooke (12/1969), lot 1208.
    From The Clifton A. Temple Collection.


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