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'1787' Machin's Mills Halfpenny, BN

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Type Coin
Title '1787' Machin's Mills Halfpenny, BN
Date 1787
Grade EF40
Service NGC
Service Catalog # 469
Denomination 1/2 P

1787 1/2 P Georgivs III, Machin's Mills Halfpenny, Vlack 17-87B, W-7910, R.2, XF40 NGC. 115.0 grains. Die alignment: 180?. An attractive coin, albeit one with an uneven strike, most obvious in the left-hand legends of both sides. The obverse is a consistent chocolate brown; the reverse is a bit lighter in tone. An old scratch across the reverse only detracts a bit from what is a very appealing Britannia with full Union Jack. This is the only use of the reverse die, which is just beginning to show some cracking through the date on this piece. Listed on page 69 of the 2018 Guide Book. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.

Heritage Newman IX, November 2017, lot 15285, realized $840. Images and description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

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