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'1771' Machin's Mills Halfpenny, BN

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Type Coin
Title '1771' Machin's Mills Halfpenny, BN
Date 1771
Grade VG8
Service NGC
Service Catalog # 448
Denomination 1/2 P

1771 1/2 P Georgivs III, Machin's Mills Halfpenny, Vlack 2-71A, W-7670, R.4 -- Environmental Damage -- NGC Details. VG. Die alignment: 210?. While ground corrosion has given the coin a dappled appearance, the legends, date, and devices are mostly clear, with the first N of BRITANNIA and first 1 of the date being a bit faint. Machin's Mills coppers dated 1771 are the earliest featuring the bust of George III, though they were in fact struck in the late 1780s. Listed on page 69 of the 2018 Guide Book. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.

Heritage Newman IX, November 2017, lot 15261, realized $204. Images and description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

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