Charles I. Bushnell Collection - S.H. & H. Chapman 1882 - Garrett Collection - Bowers & Ruddy 3/1981:2354 - Bowers & Merena 1/6/1999, paired with J-A1792 as Lot 1011 (as Raw XF40) - Northeast Numismatics offered the pair for $79,500.00 in the July 29, 2002 issue of Coin World and they were reportedly sold at (or by) the 2002 American Numismatic Convention in New York City in August 2002 for an undisclosed price
In 1792, Joseph Wright created dies for a proposed Quarter Dollar. Uniface impressions were made of the obverse and reverse dies on thick blanks of pewter or white metal (and leather per Q. David Bowers). Later, pattern pieces were struck as samples in copper and white metal. The uniface impressions are unique and have been for over a century.
Unfortunately, Joseph Wright died in the Yellow Fever outbreak in Philadelphia in 1793. Had he lived, the designs on the first American coins might have been markedly different.
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