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.
I have learned that :
- The advocate for the coin legislation was accused of misappropriation of funds.
- Issac Scott Hathaway’s initial creative designs for the George Washington and Booker T. Washington coin was rejected.
- The legislation for the George Washington and Booker T. Washington coins (1951-1954) indicated that the funds from the sale of the coin were to prevent “Negros” from becoming communists.
- The word “Americanism” on the back of the Carver-Washington coin indicates the political intent of the coin.
- Many of the unsold Booker T. Washington coins were melted to form the combination Carver-Washington coin.
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