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    1778 Machin's Mills Halfpenny, Fine 15
    Vlack 12-78B

    1778 1/2 P Georgivs III, Machin's Mills Halfpenny, Vlack 12-78B, W-7830, R.4, Fine 15 NGC. 89.5 grains. Die alignment: 150°. A well-detailed piece with consistent light-brown coloration and generally smooth surfaces. Both obverse and reverse die diagnostics are distinct. The surfaces are above-average, though some corrosion is noted below the obverse bust and the reverse has some areas of redness. This is the only use of the obverse 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: 10
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