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'1787' Machin's Mills Halfpenny, BN

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Type Coin
Title '1787' Machin's Mills Halfpenny, BN
Date 1787
Grade AU55
Service NGC
Service Catalog # 469
Denomination 1/2 P

1787 1/2 P Georgivs III, Machin's Mills Halfpenny, Vlack 17-87A, W-7900, R.2, AU55 NGC. 108.0 grains. Die alignment: 180?. A third Vlack 17-87A, with a reddish-brown obverse and slightly darker reverse, both sides with original surfaces and little evidence that it spent much time in circulation. Rather well-centered, as this variety tends to come, but with the soft strike that is also typical of it. The large number of Machin's Mills pieces struck bearing the year 1787 is amusing when one considers that no genuine British halfpence of that date were issued. Listed on page 69 of the 2018 Guide Book. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.

Heritage Newman IX, November 2017, lot 15039, realized $2280. Images and description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

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