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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 AU58
Service NGC
Service Catalog # 469
Denomination 1/2 P

1787 1/2 P Georgivs III, Machin's Mills Halfpenny, Vlack 19-87C, W-7940, R.2, AU58 NGC. 119.3 grains. Die alignment: 180?. An unusually bold strike, coupled with nicely dappled fields of orange, red, and brown, combine to give this Machin's Mills halfpenny exceptional eye appeal. The obverse is rather crudely designed, with amateurish lettering and awkward engraving. The final stop after REX breaks into a retained cud, adding to its primitive charm. The reverse, on the other hand, is nicely rendered, which is easy to appreciate on this well-struck, high-grade example. This piece is illustrated in the August 1998 issue of the Colonial Newsletter devoted to the Stepney Hoard. 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 15042, realized $7800. Images and description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

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