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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 19-87C, W-7940, R.2, XF40 NGC. Die alignment: 150?. Light brown coloring and strong detail provide good eye appeal to this counterfeit halfpenny. Eric P. Newman used the original envelope for this coin to note the "Heavily broken obv & slightly broken rev die," and one can easily see the small crack forming between the V and S of GEORGIVS and the distinct crack forming over Britannia's head. The obverse crumbling at REX is not as advanced as it gets, but has certainly begun. Listed on page 69 of the 2018 Guide Book. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.

Heritage Newman IX, November 2017, lot 15290, realized $720. Images and description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

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