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'1776' Machin's Mills Halfpenny, BN

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Type Coin
Title '1776' Machin's Mills Halfpenny, BN
Date 1776
Grade EF40
Service NGC
Service Catalog # 460
Denomination 1/2 P

1776 1/2 P Georgivs III, Machin's Mills Halfpenny, Small Date, Vlack 9-76B, W-7800, R.7 -- Environmental Damage -- NGC Details. XF. 91.0 grains. Die alignment: 165?. One of perhaps a dozen known examples of the key used by Eric P. Newman to solve what he called the "Vermont Numismatic Enigma." The devices and punches used on this variety are also used on certain Vermont coppers, proving that they were made by the same outfit and explaining why British devices were being used on Vermont coinage. The surfaces show planchet roughness similar to that seen on the finest known example, sold in Part V of this collection in November 2014. It is a very late state of the obverse die, with extensive die cracks joining the cud at 12 o'clock. While the coloration of this coin has likely been affected by exposure to the elements, the piece shows strong detail and is worthy of a serious collection. Listed on page 69 of the 2018 Guide Book. Ex: Jerome Goldman; Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.

Heritage Newman IX, November 2017, lot 15034, realized $14400. Images and description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

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