US Commemorative Half Dollar 1950-S Booker T Washington BU

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    The US Commemorative Half Dollar 1950-S Booker T. Washington BU coin is a significant piece of American numismatic history, minted to honor the legacy of Booker T. Washington, a prominent African American educator and leader. Struck at the San Francisco Mint in 1950, this coin is part of the United States Mint's commemorative coin program, which aimed to celebrate individuals and events that made significant contributions to American history.

    This coin features a left-facing portrait of Booker T. Washington on its obverse side, designed by Isaac Scott Hathaway. The inscription "BOOKER T. WASHINGTON" accompanies the portrait, along with the word "LIBERTY," capturing Washington's dignified demeanor and his dedication to education and civil rights.

    On the reverse side, the coin showcases an image of the cabin at the Tuskegee Institute in Alabama, an educational institution founded by Booker T. Washington. The inscription "FROM SLAVE CABIN TO HALL OF FAME" pays tribute to Washington's journey from slavery to becoming a respected leader and advocate for African American rights.

    Presented in Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) condition, the US Commemorative Half Dollar 1950-S Booker T. Washington coin retains its original mint luster and sharp detail, with no signs of wear or handling. These coins were struck with specially polished dies and handled with care to ensure their pristine appearance.

    The mintage of this coin was determined by demand and authorization from Congress. Approximately 6,004 pieces were minted at the San Francisco Mint in 1950, making it a relatively scarce collectible compared to other coins of the era.

    Booker T. Washington's influence on American society extends far beyond his role as an educator. Born into slavery in Virginia in 1856, Washington rose to prominence as the first leader of the Tuskegee Institute, where he advocated for vocational training and practical education for African Americans.

    Washington's philosophy emphasized self-help, cooperation between races, and economic self-sufficiency for African Americans. He played a pivotal role in advancing educational opportunities and economic prospects for African Americans during a challenging period in American history.

    The US Commemorative Half Dollar 1950-S Booker T. Washington BU coin serves as a lasting tribute to Washington's contributions and enduring legacy. It stands as a reminder of his tireless efforts to promote education and equality, making it a cherished collectible for numismatists and historians alike.

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    • Year: 1950
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