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    1864 OH-175Q-4d Token, MS65
    Ward's Lake Superior Line
    Unique Detroit Variety
    Incorrectly Attributed to Cleveland, Ohio

    1864 Ward's Lake Superior Line, Cleveland, OH, F-175Q-4d, R.10, MS65 NGC. The Fuld revision currently in progress will list this piece as a Detroit token, with the new number of MI-225CJa-4d. Ward's Lake Superior Line was clearly a Detroit business venture. Eber Brock Ward was born in Ontario, Canada, on December 25, 1811 and died at Detroit on January 2, 1874. He manufactured iron and steel, and was a shipbuilder known as the "steamship kind of the Great Lakes." He was considered the wealthiest man in the Midwest and became Detroit's first millionaire. He had many other business interests in addition to shipbuilding. He was married twice and left seven children.
    A splendid Gem, this copper-nickel token has satiny light tan luster with a few carbon flecks on each side. One of many unique copper-nickel tokens, this piece would certainly appeal to E.B. Ward's sense of rarity and value.
    From The Clifton A. Temple Collection.


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