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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 F12
Service NGC
Service Catalog # 466
Denomination 1/2 P

1778 1/2 P Georgivs III, Machin's Mills Halfpenny, Vlack 13-78B, W-7840, R.5 -- Environmental Damage -- NGC Details. Fine. 128 grains. Die alignment: 180?. An interesting halfpenny, with it being uncertain whether the intense roughness of much of the right-hand side of the obverse is from post-strike corrosion or pre-strike planchet pitting. George's face is rather clear in comparison to most of the coin. The same cannot be said of Britannia, who disappears into the poor peripheral strike. Listed on page 69 of the 2018 Guide Book. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.

Heritage Newman IX, November 2017, lot 15281, realized $144. Images and description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

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