1948 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 #:
9412
Designer:
Isaac Scott Hathaway
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
30.60 millimeters
Weight:
12.50 grams
Mintage:
8,005
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 7,200 R-3.5 53 / 144 TIE 53 / 144 TIE
60 or Better 6,500 R-3.7 54 / 144 TIE 54 / 144 TIE
65 or Better 4,500 R-4.1 79 / 144 TIE 79 / 144 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 7,200
60 or Better 6,500
65 or Better 4,500
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-3.5
60 or Better R-3.7
65 or Better R-4.1
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 53 / 144 TIE
60 or Better 54 / 144 TIE
65 or Better 79 / 144 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 53 / 144 TIE
60 or Better 54 / 144 TIE
65 or Better 79 / 144 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS67 PCGS grade
1 MS67 PCGS grade
3 MS66+ PCGS grade
3 MS66+ PCGS grade
3 MS66+ PCGS grade
3 MS66+ PCGS grade
3 MS66+ PCGS grade
3 MS66+ PCGS grade
3 MS66+ PCGS grade
3 MS66+ PCGS grade
#1 MS67 PCGS grade
#1 MS67 PCGS grade
#3 MS66+ PCGS grade
#3 MS66+ PCGS grade
#3 MS66+ PCGS grade
#3 MS66+ PCGS grade
#3 MS66+ PCGS grade
#3 MS66+ PCGS grade
#3 MS66+ PCGS grade
#3 MS66+ PCGS grade
David Hall:

Like the 1947 BTWs, the 1948 Booker T Washingtons were not very good sellers at the time of issue. For each of the three Mints, 20,000 coins were struck, 12,000 were subsequently melted as unsold, leaving a quantity distributed to the public at 8,000 for each of the Philadelphia, Denver, and San Francisco Mints. Today, the three issues are fairly available in mint states grades up to MS66, but like the 1947s, and indeed all BTWs, they are rare in MS67 or better condition. The problem is marks on the relatively flatly designed face. Interestingly, the coins are rarely seen in circulated grades. The sets had a three coin face value of $1.50, and they were only sold by the set, and the price was $7.50. So the people who bought them, kept them! This is quite a bit different fron the 1946 issues, which were made in such a large number, about 1,200,000 distributed, that they were really only worth face value early on, so many were spent. The three 1948 BTWs are all about equal rarity.