Sharpness VF30 but there are several rim dents on both sides, the strongest of these over OR in GEORGIVS. Otherwise there are just a few light scratches blended into the toning and the surfaces are smooth. Glossy medium brown with chocolate brown toning in protected areas. The details in the central portions are strong but those closer to the rims are weak or missing thanks to the very late die state and the “Spread Planchet” feature found on this variety. The date is not readable (although there are ghost-like hints of a couple numerals) and the swelling bellow EX in REX is pronounced. A decent if imperfect example of this very rare variety. Weight 107.1 grains.
Ex Steven L. Tanenbaum
LOT LISTING https://www.icollector.com/1787-Machin-s-Mills-Halfpenny-V-21-I-87D-I-R6-F15_i41781305
PRICE REALIZED 300.00