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    1778 Machin's Mills Halfpenny, VG Details
    Vlack 13-78B

    1778 1/2 P Georgivs III, Machin's Mills Halfpenny, Vlack 13-78B, W-7840, R.5 -- Environmental Damage -- NGC Details. VG. 95.5 grains. Die alignment: 210°. A well-circulated example with considerable green corrosion on the obverse. The reverse is rather indistinct, though the date is clear. The Vlack 13 obverse die is an interesting one, being also encountered paired with two Connecticut copper reverse dies, as noted on Eric P. Newman's original envelope. Listed on page 69 of the 2018 Guide Book.
    Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.


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

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2017
    1st-3rd Wednesday-Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 9
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