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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 G6
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, Good 6 NGC. 110 grains. Die alignment: 180?. A well-circulated example of a scarce Machin's Mills variety, with medium brown coloration and microgranular surfaces. The distinctive die cracks below the bust, diagnostic for the obverse die, are clear, as are most of the legends and major features. This was the only use of the reverse die. Listed on page 69 of the 2018 Guide Book. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.

Heritage Newman IX, November 2017, lot 15264, realized $228. Images and description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

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