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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 VG8
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, VG8 NGC. 105.0 grains. Die alignment: 150?. A good piece for demonstrating the degree to which the economy of the early Republic was dependent on these hard-working imitation halfpennies. This well-circulated example retains decent detail for the grade, with a rather clear date and figure of Britannia. Listed on page 69 of the 2018 Guide Book. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.

Heritage Newman IX, November 2017, lot 15287, realized $122.4. Images and description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

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