Booker T. Washington Memorial Half Dollar

Commemorative Coin Programs
  • Year of Issue: 1946
  • Authorizing Legislation: Public Law 79-610

Background

The Booker T. Washington Hal Dollar was initially offered in 1946 to honor his place in American history. It was reissued annually through 1951.

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Characteristics

The obverse features a portrait of Booker T. Washington.

The reverse design features the log cabin in which Booker T. Washington was born.

Obverse Inscriptions

  • UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
  • BOOKER T. WASHINGTON
  • 1946
  • HALF DOLLAR
  • E PLURIBUS UNUM

Reverse Inscriptions

  • BOOKER T. WASHINGTON BIRTHPLACE MEMORIAL
  • LIBERTY
  • FROM SLAVE CABIN TO HALL OF FAME
  • IN GOD WE TRUST
  • FRANKLIN COUNTY VA

Mint and Mint Mark

Artist Information

  • Designer: Isaac Scott Hathaway
Content last reviewed December 21, 2016

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