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    1787 Machin's Mills Halfpenny, AU58
    Vlack 17-87A

    1787 1/2 P Georgivs III, Machin's Mills Halfpenny, Vlack 17-87A, W-7900, R.2, AU58 NGC. 118.8 grains. Die alignment: 180°. An uncommonly well-preserved example of a common Machin's Mills variety. Both sides are well-centered and solidly struck, with only a bit of weakness to the obverse laurel wreath and to Britannia's dress on the reverse. Machin's Mills products usually were lightly struck, giving them a head start on looking worn from being accepted in circulation. Eric P. Newman mentioned purchasing this in the October 1993 issue of the Colonial Newsletter, describing it as uncirculated with some red. This piece is illustrated in the August 1998 issue of the same publication, which was 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# 2B47, PCGS# 469)


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    November, 2017
    1st-3rd Wednesday-Friday
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