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    1747 Vlack 1-47A Machin's Mills Halfpenny, XF40
    Punch-Linked to the Brasher Doubloon

    1747 Machin's Mills Halfpenny, Vlack 1-47A, W-7660, R.5, XF40 NGC. Technically not a Machin's Mills issue, this variety has letter punch characteristics that are shared with the Brasher doubloon and other New York emissions attributed to John Bailey. A new reference, The History and Coinage of Machin's Mills, published in 2021 by Jack Howes, James Rosen, and Gary Trudgen is highly recommended to collectors of this series. The authors observe: "Punch linkage can be contentious when assigning heritage to a coin, but it can supplement additional observations in support of a theory."

    Both sides of this mocha-brown example are smooth and slightly glossy with vertical striae on the obverse, probably as struck. Light clash marks are also evident. The planchet is slightly incomplete at 7:30 relative to the obverse. Listed on page 71 of the 2021 Guide Book.
    Ex: Robert A. Vlack (5/5/1975); Donald G. Partrick.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 2B3U, PCGS# 445)

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    17th-18th Wednesday-Thursday
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