|Title||'1772' Machin's Mills Halfpenny, BN|
|Service Catalog #||451|
1772 1/2 P Georgivs III, Machin's Mills Halfpenny, Vlack 6-72A, W-7720, R.6, XF40 NGC. Die alignment: 150?. A tough variety to find in any condition, this is the finest graded by NGC. Light tan surfaces with a dark red area before the face make this well-struck, nicely centered piece distinctive. The reverse crack over IT identifies this as being a late die state. This piece is illustrated in the August 1998 issue of the Colonial Newsletter devoted to the Stepney Hoard. This accumulation, also called the Fairfield County Hoard, was said to have been discovered in 1950 and disbursed soon after. Several of the Machin's Mills pieces in the present offering derive from this source. Listed on page 69 of the 2018 Guide Book. Ex: Stepney (Fairfield County), Connecticut Hoard; Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Heritage Newman IX, November 2017, lot 15033, realized $3360. Images and description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.
|Image Collection||Eric P. Newman Collection, Part IX|