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    Machant Mills Half penny?

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ID:	1801346I dug this coin recently. Could it be a Machant Mills not a George??

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    Outstanding!!! Congrats!!!! Those are such cool coppers!!!
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    GREAT FIND !! CONGRATS !!
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    That is one freakin cool looking coin Awesome find
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    Yeap, 1775 is the most counterfeited date.
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    I believe you mean Machin's Mills. No it isn't, yours appears to be one of the more common British made counterfeit coins.

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    Quote Originally Posted by l.cutler View Post
    I believe you mean Machin's Mills. No it isn't, yours appears to be one of the more common British made counterfeit coins.
    I agree, British counterfeit. Machin's Mills will have little denticles around the rim.
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    For what it's worth, I see small denticles around the rim.
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    Quote Originally Posted by smokeythecat View Post
    For what it's worth, I see small denticles around the rim.
    Now that you mention it....
    But I'm not enough of an expert to say for sure.
    https://www.pcgs.com/coinfacts/coin/1775-1-2-p-machins-mills-bn/457
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    Spanish Silver Totals
    Cut Pieces = 20
    Half Reals = 30
    1 Reals = 11
    2 Reales = 6
    8 Reales = 1
    2 Reale Cobs = 2
    Other Early Silver Coins
    1797 & 1803 Draped Bust Dimes
    1830 Capped Bust 5 cents
    1827 Capped Bust dime
    1661 Hammered silver King Leopold
    1697 William III 6-pence
    Rev War Buttons
    3rd Battalion PA, Hartley's Regiment, USA, (4) 18th Royal Irish, (2) Rattlesnake & Stars
    Civil War Plates
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    Notice the distinctive rounded face of the Machin's that Steve posted. Also Brittania's shield has outlined bars on the original posters coin, Machin's coins never had this. There is only one Machin's 1775 reverse die, the one Steve pictured, and look at how much different the spacing of the letters are. Many, many differences, definitely not a Machin's.
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  11. #11
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    Counterfeit....Not counterfeit...doesn't matter much. Still a really wonderful find!!!
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    Great coin!
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