Booker T. Washington Memorial
Booker T. Washington 1946D Half Dollar.
Obverse: Booker T. Washington bust to the right.
Designer: Isaac S. Hathaway.
Legend: United States OF AMERICA - BOOKER T. WASHINGTON - 1946 HALF DOLLAR - E PLURIBUS UNUM
Reverse: Cabin and NYU's Hall of Fame.
Reads: * BOOKER T. WASHINGTON BIRTHPLACE MEMORIAL LIBERTY * FROM SLAVE CABIN TO HALL OF FAME - IN GOD WE TRUST - FRANKLIN COUNTY VA.
Catalogue: KM# 198.
Mintage: 200,113, Denver mint (D), the mint mark letter is under the cabin. (Red book has the mintage as 50,000.)
Silver, 0.900, 0.3617 oz. 12.500g, 30.6mm.
Grade: MS63-64, (British equivalent grade UNC) white with strong luster, some minor marks and some small stains, dents to chin area.
This commemorative coin was issued to perpetuate the ideals and teachings of Booker T. Washington and to construct memorials to his memory. Issued from all mints it received wide distribution.