US Commemorative Half Dollar 1947-P Booker T Washington BU

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    The US Commemorative Half Dollar 1947-P Booker T. Washington BU coin is a numismatic tribute to the renowned African American educator and leader Booker T. Washington. This coin was issued by the United States Mint in 1947 as part of the nation's commemorative coin program, honoring individuals who made significant contributions to American history.

    The obverse of the coin features a left-facing portrait of Booker T. Washington, a prominent African American figure known for his advocacy of education and civil rights. Designed by Isaac Scott Hathaway, the portrait is accompanied by the inscription "BOOKER T. WASHINGTON" and the word "LIBERTY."

    On the reverse side of the coin, there is a depiction of the cabin at the Tuskegee Institute, an educational institution founded by Booker T. Washington in Alabama. The cabin symbolizes Washington's dedication to providing education and opportunities for African Americans. The inscription "FROM SLAVE CABIN TO HALL OF FAME" highlights Washington's journey from slavery to becoming a respected leader.

    The US Commemorative Half Dollar 1947-P Booker T. Washington BU coin was struck at the Philadelphia Mint in Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) condition. BU coins exhibit full mint luster and detail, with no signs of wear or handling. These coins are highly sought after by collectors for their pristine appearance.

    The mintage of the US Commemorative Half Dollar 1947-P Booker T. Washington BU coin was determined by demand and authorization from Congress. The exact mintage figure for this coin is approximately 8,000 pieces, making it relatively scarce compared to other commemorative issues.

    Booker T. Washington was born into slavery in Virginia in 1856 and rose to prominence as an advocate for African American rights and education. He became the first leader of the Tuskegee Institute, where he promoted vocational training and practical education for African Americans.

    Washington's philosophy of self-help and economic independence resonated with both African Americans and white Americans, and he worked tirelessly to improve educational opportunities and economic prospects for African Americans. He advocated for cooperation between the races and emphasized the importance of hard work and self-reliance.

    The US Commemorative Half Dollar 1947-P Booker T. Washington BU coin serves as a lasting tribute to Booker T. Washington's enduring legacy and contributions to American society. It remains a cherished keepsake for collectors and a reminder of Washington's significant impact on the nation.

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    • Year: 1947
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