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(1951 - 1954) Carver/Washington Commemorative

(1951 - 1954) Carver/Washington Commemorative
1951 - 1954

(1951 - 1954) Carver/Washington Commemorative

Designed by Isaac Scott Hathaway, this coin portrays the conjoined busts of two prominent black Americans. Booker T. Washington was a lecturer, educator, and principal of Tuskegee Institute. He urged training to advance independence and efficiency for his race. George Washington Carver was an agricultural chemist who worked to improve the economy of the South. He spent part of his life teaching crop improvement and new uses for soybeans, peanuts, sweet potatoes, and cotton waste. Money obtained from the sale of these commemoratives was to be used “to oppose the spread of communism among Negroes in the interest of national defense.”

Coin Attributes

  • Design Years: 1946 - 1951
    Designer: Isaac S. Hathaway
    Weight: 12.500 grams
    Diameter:30.6 mm
    Composition:
    • 0.9000 silver, 0.1000 copper
    Edge: reeded
  • Design Years: 1951 - 1954
    Designer: Isaac S. Hathaway
    Weight: 12.500 grams
    Diameter:30.6 mm
    Composition:
    • 0.9000 silver, 0.1000 copper
    Edge: reeded
Grade Price Guide
Circ|MS|PF
  • Description
  • Mintage
  • AU-50 About Uncirculated. About Uncirculated.
  • MS-60 Uncirculated. Uncirculated.
  • MS-62 Choice Unc.. Choice Unc..
  • MS-63 Choice Uncirculated. Choice Uncirculated.
  • MS-64 Very Choice Unc.. Very Choice Unc..
  • MS-65 Gem Uncirculated. Gem Uncirculated.
  • MS-66 Gem Unc.. Gem Unc..
  • 1951, Carver/Washington
  • 20,018
    • 1953S, Same type, S Mint
    • 88,020
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