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1775 Machin's Mills halfpenny. Vlack 4-75A. Rarity-4. VF Details, Scratch (PCGS).

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1775 Machin's Mills halfpenny. Vlack 4-75A. Rarity-4. VF Details, Scratch (PCGS).

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1775 Machin's Mills halfpenny. Vlack 4-75A. Rarity-4. VF Details, Scratch (PCGS). An unusually high grade for this distinctive Machin's variety, one that always comes well worn. The surfaces are a pleasing and glossy chocolate brown, the patina just a bit thin atop the obverse but otherwise very even. The sharpness surpasses that of the Ringo coin (2000 C4 Sale, Lot 59) and every other 1775 Machin's Mills halfpenny I can recall. PCGS has certified just four examples at grades of VF-30 and higher; the best of them is EF-45. The only one of the four with a recent sales record is the sole VF-35 graded, which doesn't compare to this one in terms of detail. The caveats on this piece are a few old scrapes: one vertical from the nose of George to the base of X of REX, another across the forehead and above the temple, and another across the shoulder. A smaller dig is present in the obverse exergue. The Ringo coin also had an X-scratch in the right obverse field, but it still hammered at $850 well over a decade ago. This attractive piece would upgrade most Machin's specialists. While most collectors aren't wild about scratches (I'm not either), these obviously stem from circulation and blend in well. Despite its flaws, it's still likely close to if not within the range of this issue's Condition Census.

Additional Information

Grading Service PCGS
Grade N/A
Designation N/A
Mint Location N/A
Strike Type N/A
Circulated/Uncirc N/A
Grade Add On No
SKU or Cert # 60011010

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1775 Machin's Mills halfpenny. Vlack 4-75A. Rarity-4. VF Details, Scratch (PCGS). An unusually high grade for this distinctive Machin's variety, one that always comes well worn. The surfaces are a pleasing and glossy chocolate brown, the patina just a bit thin atop the obverse but otherwise very even. The sharpness surpasses that of the Ringo coin (2000 C4 Sale, Lot 59) and every other 1775 Machin's Mills halfpenny I can recall. PCGS has certified just four examples at grades of VF-30 and higher; the best of them is EF-45. The only one of the four with a recent sales record is the sole VF-35 graded, which doesn't compare to this one in terms of detail. The caveats on this piece are a few old scrapes: one vertical from the nose of George to the base of X of REX, another across the forehead and above the temple, and another across the shoulder. A smaller dig is present in the obverse exergue. The Ringo coin also had an X-scratch in the right obverse field, but it still hammered at $850 well over a decade ago. This attractive piece would upgrade most Machin's specialists. While most collectors aren't wild about scratches (I'm not either), these obviously stem from circulation and blend in well. Despite its flaws, it's still likely close to if not within the range of this issue's Condition Census.

Additional

Additional Information

Grading Service PCGS
Grade N/A
Designation N/A
Mint Location N/A
Strike Type N/A
Circulated/Uncirc N/A
Grade Add On No
SKU or Cert # 60011010

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