Choice glossy light to medium brown blending to light chocolate brown in protected areas. The only marks are some tiny, barely visible parallel planchet striation flakes on both sides (reaching NW to SE on the obverse and NE to SW on the reverse, essentially stress lines from the copper rolling process). Otherwise this piece is flawless, just lightly worn. Nicely centered with a strong date and legends except for weakness at REX.
Ex Kessler-Spangenberger Sale:, NASCA 4/1981:2335-Mike Ringo, Stack’s 1/1992:161-Don Valenziano, 1997 C-4 Sale, McCawley & Grellman Auctions 11/8/1997:96 ($682)
LOT LISTING https://www.icollector.com/1778-Machin-s-Mills-Halfpenny-V-11-78A-R3-VF25_i41781292
PRICE REALIZED 600.00