1788 Massachusetts Copper Half Cent, R1-B, W6010, R2. This coin has been authenticated and graded by PCGS as VF20, and I will start with: 2 out of 3 ain't bad! What I mean is that this coin would be CHOICE if it were 3 out of 3. Absolutely perfect glossy tan brown color, the kind we ALL love, is the first plus. Cool late die state (LDS) with bold die crack below the eagle's arrows on the reverse is the second plus. The only minus are the as-struck light planchet flaws on each side. These are not strong enough to keep the coin out of the PCGS holder, but they are strong enough to keep me from calling this coin fully Choice. See the photos and call it whatever you want: bottom line is that this coin is exceptionally PRETTY! Ex-Ebay 2014; Furnace Run collection. REDUCED FROM $750 TO $550.