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

    1788 1/2 P Georgivs III, Machin's Mills Halfpenny, Vlack 23-88A, W-8100, R.2, MS63 Brown NGC. 138.3 grains. Die alignment: 180°. A well-centered, high-grade example of the only Machin's Mills variety dated 1788 that is not considered a Vermont or Connecticut copper. The piece bears an attractive light-to-medium brown patina that is consistent over the coin, becoming just a trifle darker over and to the right of Britannia's head. The strike is a bit soft, most obviously at the obverse periphery. Original surfaces and a lack of any marks worth mentioning make for an exceptional choice for a type, date, or variety set. One of only two 1788-dated Machin's Mills halfpence graded MS63 by NGC, with none graded higher. Listed on page 69 of the 2018 Guide Book.
    Ex: 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
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