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1784 1/2P Machin's Mills, BN

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Type Coin
Title 1784 1/2P Machin's Mills, BN
Date 1784
Grade F12
Service NGC
Service Catalog # 935
Denomination 1/2 P

1784 1/2 P Georgivs III, Imitation Halfpenny, Vlack 14-84A, W-8130, R.6 -- Corrosion -- NGC Details. Fine. 92.2 grains. Die alignment: 285?. A well-struck example of this mysterious issue. While the obverse is affected by widespread pitting, most of the design remains clear. The reverse is exceptionally strong, with a bold strike and much smoother surfaces. While these are no longer considered to be products of Machin's Mills, they are believed to be of American origin and continue to be collected with the Machin's Mills series. Listed on page 69 of the 2018 Guide Book. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.

Heritage Newman IX, November 2017, lot 15283, realized $384. Images and description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

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