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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 AU53
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, AU53 NGC. 118.5 grains. Die alignment: 180?. A firmer, more consistent strike than often seen provides this piece with a bold visual impression. George's hair is well-detailed and the mostly smooth surfaces have developed an attractive coffee-colored patina. Britannia's facial features are visible. A lovely coin. The obverse die was also used to strike 1787-dated halfpennies, which were in fact struck after this 1788-dated piece. Listed on page 69 of the 2018 Guide Book. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.

Heritage Newman IX, November 2017, lot 15296, realized $4080. Images and description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

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