1946-1951 Booker T Washington Silver Half Dollar - Slider

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First struck in 1946, the Booker T Washington half dollar honors one of the most distinguished African American heroes in American history. The obverse features a portrait of Washington prepared by Isaac Scott Hathaway, while the reverse is a powerful representation of his achievement bearing the inscription “From Slave Cabin to Hall of Fame.” It is adorned with images of the Hall of Fame at New York University and the log cabin in which he was born. Gorgeous bright complexion commemorative half dollars are rare - but ours are always hand selected for quality, collectability and eye appeal.  You'll love your coin! Years vary- 1946-1951

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Commemorative coins were issued by the United States Mint to raise funds for special interest projects and programs. First issued in 1892 to support the World’s Columbian Exposition, vintage Commemoratives were an exciting new way to collect US Mint coins. Starting with silver half dollars depicting Christopher Columbus, the US Mint would expand their offerings to issuing gold and silver commemoratives to honor a broad array of important American icons, places and historic events. In total the Mint struck 50 different silver commemorative coin designs and 9 different gold commemorative coin designs. Vintage commemorative coins were issued between 1892 and 1954 and were typically silver half dollars. The mint also struck a silver quarter, a silver dollar, several gold dollars, quarter eagles, and a $50 gold piece. Mintages varied widely but most were quite low, with many struck in the low thousands and some as lows as the hundreds. Profits earned from the coins were typically funded projects or anniversary celebrations. Commemorative coins have long been valued for their low mintages, incredible artwork and creative designs. High quality examples can be quite scarce - yet somehow, this series is perennially undervalued. A recommended addition to every collection!

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