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    1747 Machin's Mills Halfpenny, VF Details
    Backdated Vlack 1-47A

    1747 1/2 P Georgivs II, Machin's Mills Halfpenny, Vlack 1-47A, W-7660, R.5 -- Environmental Damage -- NGC Details. VF. Die alignment: 330°. A bold example of this issue, the only George II type attributed to Machin's Mills. The obverse legends are distinct; while the bust is a bit weakly struck, it retains fine detail even in the hair. The reverse features a clear Britannia, legend, and (most importantly) date. Both sides show some pitting, with the obverse bearing a corrosion spot at the laurel wreath. Listed on page 69 of the 2018 Guide Book.
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.


    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2017
    1st-3rd Wednesday-Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 3
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