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    (1982) '1759' Martha Washington Cent-Sized Medal
    Struck in Bronze, Judd-2180, MS63 Red and Brown

    (1982) 1C "1759" Martha Washington Cent-Sized Medal, Judd-2180, Pollock-Unlisted, High R.7, MS63 Red and Brown PCGS. The obverse shows a central figure of Martha Washington facing right, VIRGINIA above and the fantasy date 1759 below, the motto in the right obverse field. The reverse depicts Mount Vernon in the center, surrounded by HOME OF THE WASHINGTON FAMILY around the margin and MOUNT VERNON below the Washington home. This Martha Washington fantasy design was first used in 1965 to test a new composition for the cent before there was a change from bronze to copper-coated zinc. Later these dies were used both in the Mint and by private entities to test various concepts. The 1982 date is tentative and examples may have been struck at other times as well. Since the first auction appearance of these cent-sized patterns in our November 2003 auction there are now more than a dozen examples believed known. The surfaces glow with red mint luster that is slightly subdued by central browning.

    Coin Index Numbers: (PCGS# 510454)


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    Auction Dates
    October, 2018
    11th-14th Thursday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 16
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