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    1778 Machin's Mills Halfpenny, MS62 Brown
    Vlack 11-78A

    1778 1/2 P Georgivs III, Machin's Mills Halfpenny, Vlack 11-78A, W-7820, R.3, MS62 Brown NGC. 110.5 grains. Die alignment: 165°. While worn, abused, and corroded examples of this variety are readily available, nice ones are rarely to be found. This is the finest graded by NGC. Gorgeous reddish-brown coloration is consistent over both sides of this well-struck piece. Strong details are visible in the hair and on Britannia's dress, and the coin is nicely centered. A planchet flaw near the R in GEORGIVS is noted, as is a pre-strike scrape above ITAN on the left reverse. This piece is illustrated in the August 1998 issue of the Colonial Newsletter devoted to the Stepney Hoard. Listed on page 69 of the 2018 Guide Book.
    Ex: Stepney (Fairfield County), Connecticut Hoard; Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 2B45, PCGS# 466)


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    November, 2017
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