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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 AU53
Service NGC
Service Catalog # 469
Denomination 1/2 P

1787 1/2 P Georgivs III, Machin's Mills Halfpenny, Vlack 18-87C, W-7930, R.4, AU53 NGC. 111.5 grains. Die alignment: 170?. A second example of this variety, in identical grade as the above piece but with entirely different eye appeal. Medium brown fields have toned a bit darker in the legends and devices, and the resulting variation emphasizes certain design features such as the lower half of Britannia. A couple of minor marks are visible on the obverse rims, but nothing too distracting. The overall impression is one of well-preserved originality, an impression shared by a remarkable list of previous owners. Listed on page 69 of the 2018 Guide Book. Ex: Dr. Thomas Hall (1909); Virgil M. Brand; Brand Estate; Burdette G. Johnson; Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.

Heritage Newman IX, November 2017, lot 15040, realized $1560. Images and description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

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