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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 VF35
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, VF35 NGC. 112.3 grains. Die alignment: 180?. The obverse is choice for the grade, with a decent strike only a bit weak toward the start of GEORGIVS. Nice chocolate-brown coloring gives it strong eye appeal. The reverse is affected only somewhat by a bit of corrosion to the left of the shield and below it. The Vlack 88A reverse die is only found in this combination; it is a well-designed die, with an attractively rendered Britannia. Listed on page 69 of the 2018 Guide Book. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.

Heritage Newman IX, November 2017, lot 15297, realized $480. Images and description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

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