Slightly sharper with a half dozen small, dull contact marks on the portrait and a rim nick at the top of the obverse. Mostly glossy dark chocolate brown and olive with lighter brown toning on the devices. The date and legends are complete and clear. Later die state with die cracks at the bottom of the obverse and swelling on the left side of the reverse. Weight 119.8 grains.
Ex Frealon “Bud” Bibbins, 1997 C-4 Sale, McCawley & Grellman Auctions 11/8/1997:79 ($231) (includes the Bibbins collection envelope)
LOT LISTING https://www.icollector.com/1771-Machin-s-Mills-Halfpenny-V-3-71B-R5-VG10_i41781280
PRICE REALIZED 140.00