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    1778 Machin's Mills Halfpenny, VF30
    Vlack 11-78A

    1778 1/2 P Georgivs III, Machin's Mills Halfpenny, Vlack 11-78A, W-7820, R.3, VF30 NGC. 101.3 grains. Die alignment: 150°. A strong example of this variety: a bit soft toward the peripheries (as often seen), but with good detail to the central devices. George's bust is nicely represented, with crisp hair, a full face, and carefully designed mail. Britannia's tunic is well delineated, and the Union Jack shows fully on her shield. Intermittent surface roughness is noted, heavier on the reverse. A well above-average example of this variety, which constitutes the only use of either die. Listed on page 69 of the 2018 Guide Book.
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.

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


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

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    November, 2017
    1st-3rd Wednesday-Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 15
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