|Title||'1774' Machin's Mills Halfpenny, BN|
|Service Catalog #||454|
1774 1/2 P Georgius III, Machin's Mills Halfpenny, Vlack 7-74A, W-7770, R.4, VG8 NGC. Die alignment: 150?. The only 1774 variety with GEORGIUS spelled with a U rather than the usual V (it shares the obverse die with the 1772-dated GEORGIUS variety, which was actually struck later). A well-circulated piece, with a small spot of corrosion under the bust and with a few such spots behind Britannia on the reverse. The Vlack 74A reverse is shared by all 1774 Machin's Mills halfpennies: this is its earliest state, without the die crack that develops. Listed on page 69 of the 2018 Guide Book. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Heritage Newman IX, November 2017, lot 15268, realized $336. Images and description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.
|Image Collection||Eric P. Newman Collection, Part IX|