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'1747' Machin's Mills Halfpenny, BN

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Type Coin
Title '1747' Machin's Mills Halfpenny, BN
Date 1747
Grade VF20
Service NGC
Service Catalog # 445
Denomination 1/2 P

1747 1/2 P Georgivs II, Machin's Mills Halfpenny, Vlack 1-47A, W-7660, R.5 -- Environmental Damage -- NGC Details. VF. Die alignment: 330?. A bold example of this issue, the only George II type attributed to Machin's Mills. The obverse legends are distinct; while the bust is a bit weakly struck, it retains fine detail even in the hair. The reverse features a clear Britannia, legend, and (most importantly) date. Both sides show some pitting, with the obverse bearing a corrosion spot at the laurel wreath. Listed on page 69 of the 2018 Guide Book. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.

Heritage Newman IX, November 2017, lot 15257, realized $456. Images and description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

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