From the Stacks Winter Showcase 2022 auction on 11/01/22, where this coin was lot #3242 described as: "1784 Machin's Mills Halfpenny. Vlack 14-84A, W-8130. Rarity-5. GEORGIVS III. Fine-12 (PCGS). Warm olive-brown patina blankets surfaces that are free of significant marks or other post-production blemishes. Die swell has resulted in softness in many peripheral areas, the reverse - which is rotated more than 90 degrees clockwise from coin alignment - also off center to the upper left with the border through the letters RITAN in BRITANNIA. The seated figure is quite bold, date sharp, much of the obverse portrait outlined, and most of the peripheral lettering is at least discernible, some of it clear. Certainly a noteworthy example of this intriguing variety. Vlack 14-84A is not properly a Machin's Mills/Atlee product, but has been collected with the series ever since it was included on the 1974 Vlack Plate, when it was considered Rarity-8. Though it bears little resemblance to the work of any of the die engravers associated with Machin's Mills, its distinctively crude appearance, unusual date, inclusion in the Guide Book, and widespread acceptance in American colonial collections have all resulted in its enduring desirability and popularity. Provenance: From the Harold Hauser Collection."