1951 50C Booker T. Washington (Regular Strike)

Series: Silver Commemoratives

PCGS MS67+

PCGS MS67+

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Rare "FIGHT COMMUNISM" Sale Folder For 1951 BTW Half Dollar

Rare "FIGHT COMMUNISM" Sale Folder For 1951 BTW Half Dollar

PCGS MS67+

PCGS MS67+

PCGS #:
9424
Designer:
Isaac Scott Hathaway
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
30.60 millimeters
Weight:
12.50 grams
Mintage:
510,082
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 305,000 R-1.7 140 / 144 TIE 140 / 144 TIE
60 or Better 184,000 R-1.9 139 / 144 TIE 139 / 144 TIE
65 or Better 89,000 R-2.1 139 / 144 139 / 144
Survival Estimate
All Grades 305,000
60 or Better 184,000
65 or Better 89,000
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-1.7
60 or Better R-1.9
65 or Better R-2.1
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 140 / 144 TIE
60 or Better 139 / 144 TIE
65 or Better 139 / 144
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 140 / 144 TIE
60 or Better 139 / 144 TIE
65 or Better 139 / 144

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS67+ PCGS grade
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
#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
Ron Guth:

The original sales brochure (illustrated above) with a 1951-dated Booker-T. Washington Half Dollar attached, appeared at the February 2016 Long Beach Expo and was obtained by David Hall Rare Coins. It is a highly unusual brochure because the purpose of the Booker T. Washington Half Dollar was to raise money for a memorial birthplace. The Americanism (or anti-Communism) theme was intended for the Washington-Carver Half Dollar, first issued in 1951. Thus, this brochure is an unusual transition piece which projected the purpose of the new coin onto the old.

It's interesting to note that early Redbooks combined the Booker T. Washington and Washington-Carver issues even though the coins had completely different designs and purposes.

The source of the brochure and coin was Santa Rosa, CA dealer, Jack Beymer, who explained that he purchased three of them over the counter at least twenty years ago (and "probably more"). Jack gave one to a doctor client from South Africa and held onto the other two brochures until 2016.

William Shamhart of Numismatic Americana has handled just about every different type of original "go-withs" and paraphernalia associated with classic U.S. Commemoratives. This was one he had never seen before.