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'1788' Machin's Mills Halfpenny, BN

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Type Coin
Title '1788' Machin's Mills Halfpenny, BN
Date 1788
Grade AU55
Service NGC
Service Catalog # 472
Denomination 1/2 P

1788 1/2 P Georgivs III, Machin's Mills Halfpenny, Vlack 23-88A, W-8100, R.2, AU55 NGC. 110.5 grains. Die alignment: 180?. Light-brown woodgrain coloration gives this high-grade Machin's Mills halfpenny strong eye appeal. The strike is a bit soft on the left peripheries of both sides, with corresponding areas of boldness to the right. The central devices are also not fully struck, with some marks on George's face from pre-strike planchet roughness. According to Eric P. Newman's original envelope, this piece may be from the Stepney Hoard. Listed on page 69 of the 2018 Guide Book. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.

Heritage Newman IX, November 2017, lot 15295, realized $1680. Images and description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

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