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    1864 William B. Smith, Detroit, MI, F-225BU-4d, R.9, MS64 NGC. William B. Smith was a Butcher located at 129 & 131 Woodbridge Street West, Detroit. Smith had an advertisement in the 1861 Detroit city directory on page 185, "Wm. Smith, Wholesale and Retail Butcher, Steamboats, Propellers and Vessels supplied with Hams, Tongues, Sausages and all kinds of the Choicest Meats of the Season at the lowest possible prices and with ICE." This rare Store Card is dated 1864 and struck on a copper-nickel planchet with light gold toning on reflective tan surfaces. This lovely near-Gem has minor carbon flecks that limit the grade.
    Purchased from C. Verhoeven (3/14/1946) for $2.50.
    From The Clifton A. Temple Collection.


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