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'1776' Machin's Mills Halfpenny, BN

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Type Coin
Title '1776' Machin's Mills Halfpenny, BN
Date 1776
Grade VF30
Service NGC
Service Catalog # 460
Denomination 1/2 P

1776 1/2 P Georgivs III, Machin's Mills Halfpenny, Vlack 6-76A, W-7790, R.4, VF30 NGC. Die alignment: 150?. A choice example of this popular issue. One of only two varieties of Machin's Mills halfpennies dated 1776, with the other being the rare 9-76B, of which perhaps only a dozen are known. Smooth, glossy surfaces give this piece tremendous eye appeal. The planchet roughness on George's face is commonly encountered, as the die was cut too deeply for it to be stamped smooth in the coining process. Only four graded higher by NGC (8/17). Listed on page 69 of the 2018 Guide Book. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.

Heritage Newman IX, November 2017, lot 15271, realized $4560. Images and description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

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