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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 VG8
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. VG. 95.5 grains. Die alignment: 210?. A well-circulated example with considerable green corrosion on the obverse. The reverse is rather indistinct, though the date is clear. The Vlack 13 obverse die is an interesting one, being also encountered paired with two Connecticut copper reverse dies, as noted on Eric P. Newman's original envelope. Listed on page 69 of the 2018 Guide Book. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.

Heritage Newman IX, November 2017, lot 15282, realized $89. Images and description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

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