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'1788' Machin's Mills Halfpenny, BN

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Type Coin
Title '1788' Machin's Mills Halfpenny, BN
Date 1788
Grade MS63
Service NGC
Service Catalog # 472
Denomination 1/2 P

1788 1/2 P Georgivs III, Machin's Mills Halfpenny, Vlack 23-88A, W-8100, R.2, MS63 Brown NGC. 97.0 grains. Die alignment: 180?. The presence in this sale of two examples of the same variety in the identical grade provides an opportunity to highlight the dramatic difference in weight between them. This piece is substantially lighter than the previous lot, demonstrating the wide variation in what was considered a passable copper. Lovely and original golden-brown surfaces provide strong eye appeal to this well-struck halfpenny. This coin 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 15044, realized $18000. Images and description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

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