Martha Washington Reverse Die
Used to Strike 1 Cent Experimental
Test Pieces for U.S. Judd #2180
NGC Certified & Encapsulated
UNIQUE IN PRIVATE HANDS
This is the only known Martha Washington Cent Size Uncanceled Die in private hands. There are only two other Martha Washington Uncanceled Dies known. These are both Half Dollar Size dies. They were used to strike the half dollar obverse for the experimental patterns. These half dollar obverse Martha Washington Dies were purchased by Mike Byers. The first one discovered was featured in Coin Week and also featured on the cover of Mint Error News Magazine Issue 44 (Spring 2018).
Below is the full story on the Martha Washington Test Pieces including my discovery in 2000 of the first (9) test pieces in different compositions and surfaces. Coin World featured my first Martha Washington Discovery test piece in a front page article in their August 7, 2000 Issue.
This is the only known Martha Washington Reverse Die in private hands for ANY denomination. This Die belongs in a collection of U.S. patterns or unique U.S. numismatic treasures. It is part of the ongoing U.S. Mint's history of experimenting and striking pattern coins prior to producing our nation's coins for circulation.
These Martha Washington dies are featured in the U.S. Patterns website that references all U.S. patterns and related numismatic rarities.