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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 AU50
Service NGC
Service Catalog # 469
Denomination 1/2 P

1787 1/2 P Georgivs III, Machin's Mills Halfpenny, Vlack 21-87D, W-7970, R.4 -- Rev Scratched -- NGC Details. AU. 118.5 grains. Die alignment: 180?. An early state of this die combination, with only slight fading to the tops of the obverse lettering and showing a full date and BRITANNIA. Bold details and nice coloration, impaired only by a scrape to the top of the reverse that is old enough to have toned over. This is the only use of the reverse die. Listed on page 69 of the 2018 Guide Book. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.

Heritage Newman IX, November 2017, lot 15294, realized $1320. Images and description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

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