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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. 118.8 grains. Die alignment: 180?. Bright coloration and strong central devices make this an eye-catching piece. The Vlack 18-87C tends to come well-centered, and this is no exception. While the reverse legends are a bit soft, everything is fully legible and the date is entirely on planchet. A bit of green on the obverse bust is noted, but there is very little in the way of post-strike marks or nicks. While the obverse die was only used on this variety, the reverse was one of the workhorses of Machin's Mills, being used on several varieties in that series as well as on the Ryder-13 Vermont copper. Listed on page 69 of the 2018 Guide Book. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.

Heritage Newman IX, November 2017, lot 15041, realized $1680. Images and description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

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