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'1774' Machin's Mills Halfpenny, BN

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Type Coin
Title '1774' Machin's Mills Halfpenny, BN
Date 1774
Grade VG10
Service NGC
Service Catalog # 454
Denomination 1/2 P

1774 1/2 P Georgivs III, Machin's Mills Halfpenny, Vlack 3-74A, W-7750, R.4, VG10 NGC. Die alignment: 210?. An attractive coin, conservatively graded. A patch of pitting behind George's head is noted, as are a few pockmarks on the reverse. The Vlack 3 obverse die is also used with 1771-dated pieces. Eric P. Newman's original envelope notes that the obverse die cracks on this specimen are less developed than they are on his 1771-dated Vlack 3-71B (also in this sale), underscoring the fact that these pieces were backdated. Listed on page 69 of the 2018 Guide Book. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.

Heritage Newman IX, November 2017, lot 15267, realized $504. Images and description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

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