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    G.A. Colby & Co., Niles, MI, F-700A-3a, R.9, XF45 NGC. Unlisted in Fuld, this variety combines the storecard obverse of 700A-1 with the stock reverse of 700A-2.
    Niles is located in Berrien county, on the St. Joseph river and the Michigan Central railroad, 191 miles southwest of Detroit. The community enjoyed daily stage service to St. Joseph, 25 miles away. Gilbert A. Colby and James F. Cross were bakers and grocers.
    This chocolate-brown token is well defined and retains glimpses of luster. Lightly abraded, and traces of verdigris are present near the margins.
    Purchased from Dennis Wierzba (1/17/1981) for $20.
    From The Clifton A. Temple Collection.


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