Condition Census V.5-72A Rarity
Attractive glossy olive brown with lighter brown toning on the devices. The two-tone appearance accents the details and the eye appeal of this piece is excellent. A glass reveals extremely faint granularity in the fields and protected areas but there is no verdigris. The only notable mark is a short scratch hidden in the toning below the N in NIA. The tiny date is bold and the legends are strong. Nicely struck and well-centered on the planchet. Certainly one of the finer examples known of this very rare variety. Comparable to the Kessler-Roper example and superior to the Vlack plate coin. A prize for the advanced collector of this challenging series. Weight 106.5 grains.
Ex Stack’s 2/12/1986:1334-Mike Ringo (the famous “Albany Collection”), 2000 C-4 Sale, McCawley & Grellman Auctions 11/18/2000:52 ($1210) (includes the Ringo collection envelope)
LOT LISTING https://www.icollector.com/1772-Machin-s-Mills-Halfpenny-V-5-72A-R6-VF20_i41781281
PRICE REALIZED 1,000.00