Monthly Archives: February 2012

Little Rock Commemorative Coin Set is a Riverting Piece of African American Coin History

The Little Rock Commemorative Coin Set is a little known tribute to African American Coin History. The United States Mint begin taking orders for the Little Rock Central High School Desegregation 50th Anniversary Silver Dollar at 12:00 noon (ET) on … Continue reading

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Mintages for George Washington Carver Commemorative Coin

The Mintages for George Washington Carver Commemorative Coin were as follows: 1951 Philadelphia-20,018 Denver and San Francisco -10,004 1952 Philadelphia-1,106,292 Denver and San Francisco-8,0006 1953 Philadelphia and Denver- 8,0003 San Francisco-88,020 1954 Philadelphia and Denver-12.006 San Francisco-42,024

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I Wish I Could See the Original Designs for The George Washington Carver Coin

When I found out that the original designs for the George Washington Carver coin were rejected I have been searching for pictures of them. If you read the earlier posts you know that Issac Scott Hathaway did the design for … Continue reading

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Booker T. Washington, George Washington Carver Coins and Controversy

In prior posts I have presented a few basics about the Booker T. Washington and George Washington Carver Commemorative coin and it’s designer Issac Scott Hathaway. But this post will look at some of the controversy I have learned about. … 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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African American Coins-Issac Scott Hathaway and George Washington Carver Worked Together

An interesting fact: In 1943,Issac Scott Hathaway sculpted his first bust of George Washington Carver. The original bust stood twelve inches tall. Hathaway and George Washington Carver taught at Tuskegee at the same time, and their friendship developed over Hathaway’s … Continue reading

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Isaac Scott Hathaway-The First African American to Design a US Coin

One day a young boy went to the museum with is mom. He looked at the artistic sculpture and wondered why there was no pieces representing African Americans. It was then that he decided that he would become an Artist … Continue reading

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