1787 Machin's Mills Halfpenny. Vlack 21-87D. Rarity-4. GEORGIVS III. VF-35 Planchet Flaws.
116.3 grains. Dark chocolate surfaces with sharp detail and a pleasing uniform appearance throughout with several long planchet flaws, as made, on both sides. A trivial rim bump at 2:45 on the obverse is noted, though it is easily missed. The output from the Machin's Mills operation at Orange Pond in upstate New York was never known for flawless planchets and superb coinage quality -- for just these reasons the series is popular and highly collectable today.
Pedigree: Paper envelope with attribution notation included.
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