Interesting Washington Quarter Variety- It's Huuuuuuge!
The photos here are of a recently-acquired and certified example of the 1952-D Huge D quarter, FS-501. I started looking for this variety a long time ago, when it first appeared in the Cherrypicker's Guide. At the time, according to the CPG, there were around 10 known. Once I started looking, I found a few more over the years, including one that made AU58. Also according to the CPG, this MM punch wasn't used on any other known coin design- it's as if it was tried on this reverse die (there may be two dies, I can't remember) and discarded. It's also interesting to note that there are two other mintmark styles that can be found on 1952-D quarters besides this one, both of which are common. It's difficult to fully appreciate the size of the mintmark, but I realized when photographing this example, the photos show it really well. I've never gotten much for circulated examples when I've sold them, and if I remember correctly I got around $160 for the AU-58 when I sold it in 2008-ish. This example is currently in an ANACS EF40 holder. Enjoy!