|Title||'1788' Machin's Mills Halfpenny, BN|
|Service Catalog #||472|
1788 1/2 P Georgivs III, Machin's Mills Halfpenny, Vlack 23-88A, W-8100, R.2, AU53 NGC. 118.5 grains. Die alignment: 180?. A firmer, more consistent strike than often seen provides this piece with a bold visual impression. George's hair is well-detailed and the mostly smooth surfaces have developed an attractive coffee-colored patina. Britannia's facial features are visible. A lovely coin. The obverse die was also used to strike 1787-dated halfpennies, which were in fact struck after this 1788-dated piece. Listed on page 69 of the 2018 Guide Book. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Heritage Newman IX, November 2017, lot 15296, realized $4080. Images and description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.
|Image Collection||Eric P. Newman Collection, Part IX|