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    1771 Machin's Mills Halfpenny, XF40
    Vlack 2-71A

    1771 1/2 P Georgivs III, Machin's Mills Halfpenny, Vlack 2-71A, W-7670, R.4, XF40 NGC. Die alignment: 190°. The viewer's eye is immediately attracted to the smooth, hard surfaces of this imitation British halfpenny produced by the mint at Machin's Mills. This is a problem-free, fairly well-centered example with an olive-brown patina and tan highlights. The 1771 Machin's Mills copper plays a significant role in Eric P. Newman's article "A Recently Discovered Coin Solves a Vermont Numismatic Enigma," in which he shows that this coin is linked to the Vermont coppers and was struck around 1787 at Machin's Mills with dies cut by James F. Atlee. This is the finest of the few pieces graded by NGC. Listed on page 69 of the 2018 Guide Book.
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 2B3V, PCGS# 448)


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    Auction Dates
    November, 2017
    1st-3rd Wednesday-Friday
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    Truth Seeker: The Life of Eric P. Newman (softcover)
    A powerful and intimidating dealer of the 1960s, backed by important colleagues, was accused of selling fraudulent gold coins and ingots to unsuspecting numismatists. Who would go up against a man like that and, over the course of decades, prove the fraud? Who would expose a widely respected scholar as a thief, then doggedly pursue recovery of coins that the scholar had stolen from an embarrassed numismatic organization, all over the objections of influential collectors who had bought coins with clouded titles? Eric P. Newman would - and did. Reserve your copy today.
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