The Booker T. Washington commemorative half dollar, produced from 1946 to 1951, is the first coin designed by Isaac Scott Hathaway, the first African American to design a United States coin. The second of Hathaway’s coin designs was the Washington / Carver commemorative half dollar, produced from 1951 to 1954, honoring both Booker T. Washington and George Washington Carver.
Booker T. Washington (April 5, 1856 – November 14, 1915) was an American educator, author, orator, and adviser to presidents of the United States. For much of the late 19th century and early 20th century, Washington was a prominent leader in the African American community.
Your Booker T. Washington commemorative silver half dollar coins will be in either uncirculated or lightly circulated condition, and may exhibit various degrees of toning. Order one of these historically important coins today!