U.S. 1946-1951 Booker T. Washington Silver Half Dollar MS-63

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The first coin to honor an African-American, it emerged when many blacks were returning from service in World War II, including the Tuskegee pilots from the college founded by Booker T. Washington in Alabama in 1881. Isaac Scott Hathaway created the coin's distinguished bust of Dr. Washington, based on a life mask. The reverse renders the log cabin in Virginia where he was born into slavery in 1856, together with the New York University Hall of Fame, where the bust of Washington is displayed.