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"1759" Martha Washington "Quarter", Judd-2116, Pollock-2082, Low R.7, MS62 NGC. 5.8 grams. The obverse has a portrait of Mar...

2007 January Orlando, FL (FUN) Signature Coin Auction #422

 
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Desirable "1759" Martha Washington Quarter
"1759" Martha Washington "Quarter", Judd-2116, Pollock-2082, Low R.7, MS62 NGC. 5.8 grams. The obverse has a portrait of Martha Washington facing right, while the reverse shows a view of Mount Vernon. Struck in cupronickel-copper (multi-layer composite). Struck from the so-called "nonsense dies" without a specified denomination. Dime-sized and half dollar-size pieces were also produced. USPatterns.com states: "It is believed to be the first metallurgical trials [circa 1965] using the current cupro-nickel clad planchets. The Martha Washington obverse was designed by Edward R. Grove and the reverse is by Philip Fowler." Varieties are known with and without Grove's initials beneath Washington's shoulder. This is the variety without initials. A lustrous and lightly toned piece with a sharp strike on the portrait.
From The Troy Wiseman Collection, Part Two. (PCGS# 62298)

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