Booker T. Washington Silver Half Dollar | Circulated

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Each Booker T. Washington Silver Commemorative Half Dollar will arrive in circulated condition! Dates our choice.

Celebrate the meteoric life of one of America’s greatest heroes with the Booker T. Washington Half Dollar Circulated coin, now available at Provident Metals.

These .90 fine silver coins honor Washington’s life and achievements. Born a slave in 1856, he grew to lead the Tuskegee Institute, and was known as an educator, author, orator and presidential adviser.

The obverse of this coin features a right-facing profile of Washington designed by Isaac Scott Hathaway, based on a life mask taken of the famous trailblazer. The rim is inscribed with the words UNITED STATES OF AMERICA and BOOKER T. WASHINGTON. The left side includes the date and HALF DOLLAR. The right side reads E PLURIBUS UNUM.

The reverse shows a log cabin and the New York University Hall of Fame. Between the two buildings are the words FROM SLAVE CABIN TO HALL OF FAME. IN GOD WE TRUST is to the left of the cabin, with FRANKLIN COUNTY VA to the right. The rim reads BOOKER T. WASHINGTON BIRTHPLACE MEMORIAL and LIBERTY.

The design of this coin did not come without controversy. Another artist named Charles Keck was hired to produce the design, but Hathaway, a black artist, prepared a design for free. Both were presented to the commission, and Hathaway’s beautiful work was chosen.

Each half dollar has a diameter of 30.6 mm and weighs 12.5 g. The coins were only produced from 1946 to 1951 due to challenges in the minting process.

Order your Booker T. Washington Half Dollar Circulated coin from Provident Metals today, and add an important piece of American history to your collection.

Product Details

Availability Discontinued
Silver Content Between .01-.50
Composition 90% Silver
Condition Au or Better
Denomination $0.50
Mint Various
SKU BCUS-03110
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