Sharpness several points higher but there are small but obvious digs at the rim over GIV in GEORGIVS and at the opposing area near the B in BRITAN. Otherwise the surfaces are smooth and quite nice with attractive glossy light to medium chocolate brown toning. The bottom edge of the date is flowing into the rim but it remains easily readable and the legends are clear. A decent example of a variety that is difficult to find nice. Weight 112.7 grains.
Ex Ed Sarrafian-Rosa Americana FPL #1, lot 189
LOT LISTING https://www.icollector.com/1771-Machin-s-Mills-Halfpenny-V-2-71A-R4-VG10_i41781278
PRICE REALIZED 320.00