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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. 114.3 grains. Die alignment: 180?. A lovely piece, with rich cherry-brown coloration on both sides. Close examination of the obverse reveals some scattered marks on George's face. The reverse is splendid, with smooth surfaces and bold lettering, date, and devices. A small scratch is noted between the B and Britannia's knee, and a small planchet defect can be seen on her chest, but these barely detract. Listed on page 69 of the 2018 Guide Book. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.

Heritage Newman IX, November 2017, lot 15286, realized $1200. Images and description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

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