Choice glossy light chocolate brown with lighter brown toning on the highpoints of the devices. A beautiful Machin’s Mills halfpenny that has just light wear on the highpoints. The only marks, and they are trivial, are a spot of darker toning (not carbon) right of the A in NIA and a small nick hidden between Britannia’s staff and shoulder. Nicely struck slightly off center to K-2.5 affecting only the dentils. The date and legends are strong. EDS with an uncracked obverse. Weight 128.1 grains.

Ex Michael Oppenheim, McCawley & Grellman Auctions 1/6/1996:12 ($517)




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