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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 F12
Service NGC
Service Catalog # 448
Denomination 1/2 P

1771 1/2 P Georgivs III, Machin's Mills Halfpenny, Vlack 3-71B, W-7680, R.5 -- Scratches -- NGC Details. Fine. Die alignment: 210?. A well-struck example with a particularly pleasing reverse. The obverse bears a series of scratches arcing over the bust, but features full legends and strong detail. The figure of Britannia on the reverse is bold, as is the Union Jack on her shield. The Vlack 3 obverse die is also used with 1774-dated pieces. Eric P. Newman's original envelope notes that the obverse die cracks on this specimen are more developed than they are on his 1774-dated Vlack 3-74A (also in this sale), underscoring the fact that the dates on these pieces are arbitrary. Listed on page 69 of the 2018 Guide Book. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.

Heritage Newman IX, November 2017, lot 15263, realized $384. Images and description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

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