Booker T. Washington Silver Half Dollars
Since the early Greek and Roman times, nations have issued special coins to honor their greatest heroes and important events. The U.S. Government began to follow this tradition my minting 90% silver half dollars that artistically portray the people, progress and important events of our great nation!
This commemorative coin was issued to perpetuate the teachings and ideals of Booker T. Washington and to construct memorials in his honor. Issued from the Philadelphia, Denver and San Francisco Mints, it received wide distribution from the start. The obverse depicts Booker T. Washington and the reverse has the legend from slave cabin to hall of fame. This coin was designed by African American Isaac Scott Hathaway.
Composition: 90% Silver, 10% Copper Alloy
This item is sold in its original government display box.
Due to limited quantities we reserve the right to ship dates available.
Booker T. Washington Silver Half Dollars: 1946-1951