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    1778 Machin's Mills Halfpenny, VF Details
    Vlack 12-78B

    1778 1/2 P Georgivs III, Machin's Mills Halfpenny, Vlack 12-78B, W-7830, R.4 -- Environmental Damage -- NGC Details. VF. 111.5 grains. Die alignment: 210°. The Vlack 12-78B is known for being encountered on rough planchets, and this example is a case in point. George's face remains pleasant and well-defined, though the legends on both sides are often indistinct. It is unclear to what extent the surface roughness is attributable to environmental damage or poor planchet stock. Listed on page 69 of the 2018 Guide Book.
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    Auction Dates
    November, 2017
    1st-3rd Wednesday-Friday
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