NGC MS & PF First Spouse 2007 - Date
2007 Martha Washington, Mint State





Coin Details

Origin/Country: UNITED STATES
Item Description: G$10 2007 W MARTHA WASHINGTON
Full Grade: NGC MS 70
Owner: bishopjd

Set Details

Custom Sets: This coin is not in any custom sets.
Competitive Sets: NGC MS & PF First Spouse 2007 - Date   Score: 1658
NGC MS First Spouse 2007 - Date   Score: 1658
NGC MS Gold Bullion Issues 1986 - Date   Score: 1658
Research: NGC Coin Explorer NGC Coin Price Guide

Owner Comments:

Martha Washington Obverse
Designer: Joseph Menna
Sculptor: Joseph Menna

Martha Washington Reverse
Designer: Susan Gamble
Sculptor: Don Everhart

Born Martha Dandridge on June 2, 1731, the future first First Lady of the United States married Daniel Parke Custis when she was 18 years old. Martha had two children when her first husband died in 1757.

She married George Washington two years later. For most of the next 40 years, Martha Washington comfortably filled her role as wife of a soldier and statesman.

She and her husband retired from public life at the end of his second term as President. They lived out their lives at Mount Vernon, not far from the capital city that would soon bear their family name.

The back of the Martha Washington gold coin shows the future First Lady sewing a button onto her husband's uniform jacket. During the Revolutionary War, the colonial soldiers appreciated her concern for them, which she showed in many ways.

She set up sick wards for the soldiers. She had the ladies of Morristown roll bandages from their fine napkins and tablecloths. She had the ladies mend uniforms and knit shirts for the men. She even visited the camps of the Continental Army, an example to other officers' wives and an encouragement to the tired, cold, and hungry troops.

To follow or send a message to this user,
please log in