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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 VG10
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, VG10 NGC. Die alignment: 360?. A circulated example of this backdated variety, with strong detail for the grade assigned. Chocolate brown surfaces with light tan highlights predominate, with some oxidation to the reverse. Machin's Mills began producing counterfeit halfpennies in 1787, which is the earliest this "1747" piece could have been created. Listed on page 69 of the 2018 Guide Book. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.

Heritage Newman IX, November 2017, lot 15258, realized $312. Images and description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

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