Martha Washington Obverse Die
Used to Strike Half Dollar Experimental
Test Pieces for U.S. Judd #2131
NGC Certified & Encapsulated ONLY 2 KNOWN IN PRIVATE HANDS
A collector and reader of Mint Error News just purchased the second known Martha Washington Obverse Die from Mike Byers Inc. This die was used to strike half dollar experimental test pieces for U.S. Judd #2131.
There is one other half dollar size Martha Washington die known and only one other Martha Washington die (obverse or reverse) known in private hands, which is a cent-size obverse die used to strike U.S. Judd #2180.
Below are images of the first known Martha Washington Obverse Die and the original article that was previously published in Mint Error News Magazine.
This only known Martha Washington Half Dollar Obverse Die in private hands is featured in the U.S. Patterns website (uspatterns.com) that references all U.S. patterns and related numismatic rarities:
Here is the first Martha Washington half dollar size test piece that I discovered in 2000: