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    1759 (1999) Martha Washington Dollar in Copper-Zinc
    Judd-2185a, MS64
    Experimental Strike for the Blind

    1759 (1999) $1 Martha Washington Dollar, Judd-2185a, Pollock-Unlisted, MS64 NGC. 7.9 grams. The Martha Washington design, previously used to test clad coinage circa 1965, was revived in 1999 to test "golden" alloys for the pending Sacagawea dollar. The importance of this particular piece is it was part of several experiments for the blind, as seen by six notches on the border of each side. The stated composition for this pattern is 74% copper, 23% zinc, 2% nickel. Plain edge. We last offered one of these "notched" dollars in our October Dallas Signature, lot 4220. This is clearly a different piece, but the composition may actually be identical -- the coin in the October auction had the composition carried out to the tenth of a percent, where this one is rounded to the nearest whole number. The weight is also nearly identical: 7.94 grams vs. 7.9 grams. The surfaces are different, however, with even browning over each side but bright underlying flash from the copper-zinc alloy.

    Coin Index Numbers: (PCGS# 511836)

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    Auction Dates
    April, 2020
    23rd-26th Thursday-Sunday
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