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'1787' Machin's Mills Halfpenny, BN

Image Information

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 19-87C, W-7940, R.2, XF40 NGC. 122.0 grains. Die alignment: 180?. A handsome example of an interesting variety, pairing an obverse only used here with a rather well-traveled reverse. The obverse on this example is from a very late state of the die, with advanced crumbling seen at EX and with a small crack forming between the V and S of GEORGIVS. Both sides show strong detail and have good, though somewhat differing, coloration. Listed on page 69 of the 2018 Guide Book. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.

Heritage Newman IX, November 2017, lot 15289, realized $780. Images and description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

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