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    1788 Machin's Mills Halfpenny, MS63 Brown
    Lightweight Vlack 23-88A

    1788 1/2 P Georgivs III, Machin's Mills Halfpenny, Vlack 23-88A, W-8100, R.2, MS63 Brown NGC. 97.0 grains. Die alignment: 180°. The presence in this sale of two examples of the same variety in the identical grade provides an opportunity to highlight the dramatic difference in weight between them. This piece is substantially lighter than the previous lot, demonstrating the wide variation in what was considered a passable copper. Lovely and original golden-brown surfaces provide strong eye appeal to this well-struck halfpenny. This coin is illustrated in the August 1998 issue of the Colonial Newsletter 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# 2B48, PCGS# 472)


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    Auction Dates
    November, 2017
    1st-3rd Wednesday-Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 17
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