Sharpness VF20 with areas of fine to moderate roughness on both sides. The roughest areas are at III and around BRITAN. No verdigris or contact marks. Partly glossy dark chocolate brown with lighter brown toning on the devices. The date is bold and the legends are strong except for the X in REX due to die failure in that area. LDS with significant swelling below EX. Weight 118.5 grains.
Ex Donald A. Mituzas-Frealon “Bud” Bibbins, 1997 C-4 Sale, McCawley & Grellman Auctions 11/8/1997:122 ($418) (includes the Bibbins collection envelope)
LOT LISTING https://www.icollector.com/1787-Machin-s-Mills-Halfpenny-V-21-II-87D-II-R4-F12_i41781306
PRICE REALIZED 180.00