Martha Washington Half Dollar Patterns
(1759) 50C Martha Washington "Half Dollar", Judd-2116, Pollock-2082, Low R.7

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. 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." Grove's initials are beneath Washington's shoulder.

MS63 $25,300.00 (Aug 12, 2006
Source for information and pictures courtesy of  Heritage Coin Auctions
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