Martha Washington Reverse Die
Used to Strike 1 Cent Experimental
Test Pieces for U.S. Judd #2180
NGC Certified & Encapsulated
UNIQUE IN PRIVATE HANDS
There is only one other known Martha Washington Die in private hands. It was used to strike the half dollar obverse for the experimental patterns and is also not cancelled. This half dollar obverse Martha Washington Die was purchased by Mike Byers. It 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. The only other Die known in private hands is the Half Dollar Obverse Die previously mentioned. 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.
Both of these Martha Washington dies are featured in the U.S. Patterns website that references all U.S. patterns and related numismatic rarities.