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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 VF25
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, VF25 NGC. 123.3 grains. Die alignment: 150?. An interesting halfpenny, struck on an unusually large planchet. Somewhat irregularly struck, with GIVS being bolder than the rest of the obverse legends and with BR of BRITANNIA also being stronger than the rest. Essentially problem-free for the grade level. The Vlack 23-88A is the only Machin's Mills variety dated 1788 that is not also considered a Vermont or Connecticut copper. Listed on page 69 of the 2018 Guide Book. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.

Heritage Newman IX, November 2017, lot 15298, realized $312. Images and description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

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