1776 Machins Mills Halfpenny. Vlack 6-76A, W-7790. Rarity-4. GEORGIVS III, Group III, Large Date. Fine-15 (PCGS). This evenly patinated medium brown example is well centered on a slightly ovoid planchet. All design elements are fully appreciable, and most are boldly outlined, although we do note a touch of softness to the letters in REX on the obverse and NIA in BRITANNIA on the reverse. The all important date is clear. A few light pits on both sides and a couple of wispy handling marks on the reverse are noted solely for accuracy, as none of these features are out of context for the assigned grade. The 1776 is a historically dated issue in the Machins Mills halfpenny series that is perennially popular with American collectors.