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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 VG8
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 -- Environmental Damage -- NGC Details. VG. 116 grains. Die alignment: 150?. A lower-grade example of this notable variety, being one of the most affordable 1776-dated American coins available. Microgranular and light in color, the piece appears similar to cast coins, though it is in fact struck (as noted by Eric P. Newman on his original envelope). While heavily circulated, it retains good detail and the date is clear. Listed on page 69 of the 2018 Guide Book. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.

Heritage Newman IX, November 2017, lot 15273, realized $216. Images and description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

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