Category Archives: Booker T. Washington

Booker T. Washington, George Washington Carver Coins and Controversy

In prior posts I have presented some small basics about the Booker T. Washington Commemorative coin and it’s designer Issac Scott Hathaway. But this post will look at some of the controversy I have learned about. I have learned that … Continue reading

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Mintages for Booker T. Washington Commemorative Coins 1949-51

Below are the mintages for Booker T. Washington Commemorative Coins for 1949-1951. 1949-Same for all mints 6,0004 1950-Philadelphia and Denver 6,004  San Francisco 62.091 1951-Philadelphia-210.082 Denver and San Francisco 7,004

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African American Coins-How Many Booker T. Washington Coins Were Minted in 1948? Do You Know? Do You Care?

This thread about the mintage amounts for Booker T. Washington and others to follow may sound boring and uninteresting. But why should it? This is not only a piece of serious history but has collecting value. So many of our … Continue reading

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How Many Booker T. Washington Coins Were Minted in 1947?

If you look at the last post you will notice that a lot of coins were minted for Booker T. Washington in Philadelphia for 1946. Look at the numbers below for all mints in 1947. Philadelphia -6,000 Denver-6,000 San Francisco-6,000 … Continue reading

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How Many Booker T. Washington Coins Were Minted in 1946?

Below are the mintage’s of Booker T. Washington coins for 1946. They include the totals for the Philadelphia, Denver and San Francisco Mints. Please note that the number that may have been melted is unknown. Remember they do have silver … Continue reading

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The Law That Made the Booker T Washington Commemorative Coin a Reality

A US commemorative coin cannot happen unless a law is passed. The Public Law that made the Booker T. Washington Commemorative And Washington Carver coin happen is below. [PUBLIC LAW 610—79TH CONGRESS] [CHAPTER 763—2D SESSION] [H. R. 6528] AN ACT … Continue reading

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Booker T. Washington Memorial Commemorative Coin Was the First Coin to Feature an African American

The Booker T. Washington Commemorative coin was issued in 1946-1951. Booker T. Washington was the first African American to be featured on a Commemorative coin. Description on the Coin Front: The bust of Booker T. Washington is positioned in the … Continue reading

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Who Designed the Reverse of the District of Columbia’s Quarter with Duke Ellington?

As you already know from prior posts  coin’s reverse design features an image of  Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington seated at a piano with the inscriptions, DUKE ELLINGTON and JUSTICE FOR ALL, the District’s official motto.  The District of Columbia quarter … Continue reading

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