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'1778' Machin's Mills Halfpenny, BN

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Type Coin
Title '1778' Machin's Mills Halfpenny, BN
Date 1778
Grade VF30
Service NGC
Service Catalog # 466
Denomination 1/2 P

1778 1/2 P Georgivs III, Machin's Mills Halfpenny, Vlack 11-78A, W-7820, R.3, VF30 NGC. 101.3 grains. Die alignment: 150?. A strong example of this variety: a bit soft toward the peripheries (as often seen), but with good detail to the central devices. George's bust is nicely represented, with crisp hair, a full face, and carefully designed mail. Britannia's tunic is well delineated, and the Union Jack shows fully on her shield. Intermittent surface roughness is noted, heavier on the reverse. A well above-average example of this variety, which constitutes the only use of either die. Listed on page 69 of the 2018 Guide Book. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.

Heritage Newman IX, November 2017, lot 15274, realized $384. Images and description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

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