1946 50C Booker T. Washington (Regular Strike)

Series: Silver Commemoratives

PCGS MS68

PCGS MS68

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PCGS MS68

PCGS MS68

PCGS MS67+

PCGS MS67+

PCGS #:
9404
Designer:
Isaac Scott Hathaway
Edge:
Reeded
Diameter:
30.60 millimeters
Weight:
12.50 grams
Mintage:
1,000,546
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
90% Silver, 10% Copper
Major Varieties

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Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades Survival
Estimate
Numismatic
Rarity
Relative Rarity
By Type
Relative Rarity
By Series
All Grades 600,000 R-1.5 143 / 144 143 / 144
60 or Better 360,000 R-1.7 143 / 144 143 / 144
65 or Better 190,000 R-1.9 141 / 144 TIE 141 / 144 TIE
Survival Estimate
All Grades 600,000
60 or Better 360,000
65 or Better 190,000
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-1.5
60 or Better R-1.7
65 or Better R-1.9
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 143 / 144
60 or Better 143 / 144
65 or Better 141 / 144 TIE
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 143 / 144
60 or Better 143 / 144
65 or Better 141 / 144 TIE

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS68 PCGS grade MS68 PCGS grade
1 MS68 PCGS grade
3 MS67+ PCGS grade MS67+ PCGS grade
3 MS67+ PCGS grade
3 MS67+ PCGS grade
3 MS67+ PCGS grade MS67+ PCGS grade
3 MS67+ PCGS grade
3 MS67+ PCGS grade
3 MS67+ PCGS grade
3 MS67+ PCGS grade
MS68 PCGS grade #1 MS68 PCGS grade
#1 MS68 PCGS grade
MS67+ PCGS grade #3 MS67+ PCGS grade
#3 MS67+ PCGS grade
#3 MS67+ PCGS grade
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:

The Booker T Washington commemorative half dollars were issues for six years, 1946 to 1951. Each of the three U.S. Mints...Philadelphia, Denver, and San Francisco...issued coins in all six years, so there are a total of 18 Booker T Washington issues. For the first two years, mintages were huge. In fact, for the 1946 Philadelphia BTW, over a million coins were struck. They were not very popular at the time of issue, but many survive today. They are one of the more available issues in the silver commemorative series.Tthe typical 1946 Philadelphia BTW half is quite frosty. While not rare in MS65 and MS66, due to the flatness of the design and propensity for marks, examples graded MS67 and above are quite rare. This can be said for all Booker T Washingtons, so it's definitely a design issue.