1947 50C Booker T. Washington (Regular Strike)

Series: Silver Commemoratives

PCGS MS67+

PCGS MS67+

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PCGS MS67+

PCGS MS67+

PCGS MS67

PCGS MS67

PCGS #:
9408
Designer:
Isaac Scott Hathaway
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
30.60 millimeters
Weight:
12.50 grams
Mintage:
100,017
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Major Varieties

Current Auctions - PCGS Graded
Current Auctions - NGC Graded
For Sale Now at Collectors Corner - PCGS Graded
For Sale Now at Collectors Corner - NGC Graded

Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades Survival
Estimate
Numismatic
Rarity
Relative Rarity
By Type
Relative Rarity
By Series
All Grades 85,000 R-2.1 132 / 144 TIE 132 / 144 TIE
60 or Better 68,000 R-2.3 134 / 144 TIE 134 / 144 TIE
65 or Better 43,000 R-2.5 134 / 144 TIE 134 / 144 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 85,000
60 or Better 68,000
65 or Better 43,000
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-2.1
60 or Better R-2.3
65 or Better R-2.5
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 132 / 144 TIE
60 or Better 134 / 144 TIE
65 or Better 134 / 144 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 132 / 144 TIE
60 or Better 134 / 144 TIE
65 or Better 134 / 144 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS67+ PCGS grade

J&L Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

1 MS67+ PCGS grade
3 MS67 PCGS grade
3 MS67 PCGS grade
3 MS67 PCGS grade
3 MS67 PCGS grade
3 MS67 PCGS grade
3 MS67 PCGS grade
3 MS67 PCGS grade
3 MS67 PCGS grade
#1 MS67+ PCGS grade

J&L Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

#1 MS67+ PCGS grade
#3 MS67 PCGS grade
#3 MS67 PCGS grade
#3 MS67 PCGS grade
#3 MS67 PCGS grade
#3 MS67 PCGS grade
#3 MS67 PCGS grade
#3 MS67 PCGS grade
#3 MS67 PCGS grade
David Hall:

While the original mintage is listed at 100,000 coins for each of the three Mints, in all probability the vast majority were melted as unsold. In fact, Dave Bowers estimates that 94,000 coins of each issue were melted and the original distribution was only 6,000 coins for each Mint. These coins just weren't very popular at the time of issue, and in collectors' minds anyway they were just a repeat of the 1946 issues. Today, all three Mints have similar survival rates in all grades. They are readily available in all grades up to MS66. Superb Gem MS67 examples are rare. Toning is an issue with these coins as they can be found with nice white luster, with gorgeous and spectacular rainbow toning, and with downright ugly, dirty-looking toning. As with most silver commemoratives, eye appeal is a huge factor.