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1948 50C MS65FBL PCGS #86651

In 1948, the U.S. Supreme Court rules that religious instruction in public schools does not violate the U.S. Constitution. U.S. President signs Executive Order 9981, ending racial segregation in the United States Armed Forces.

1948 50C MS65FBL PCGS #86651

In 1948, the U.S. Supreme Court rules that religious instruction in public schools does not violate the U.S. Constitution. U.S. President signs Executive Order 9981, ending racial segregation in the United States Armed Forces.

1949 50C MS65FBL PCGS #86653

In 1949, the North Atlantic Treaty is signed in Washington, DC, creating the NATO defense alliance. The Soviet Union lifts the blockade of Berlin, as a result of the Berlin Airlift.

1949 50C MS65FBL PCGS #86653

In 1949, the North Atlantic Treaty is signed in Washington, DC, creating the NATO defense alliance. The Soviet Union lifts the blockade of Berlin, as a result of the Berlin Airlift.

1950 50C MS65FBL PCGS #86656

In 1950, Senator Joseph McCarthy accuses the United States Department of State of being filled with 205 Communists in a speech to the Republican Women's Club at the McClure Hotel in Wheeling, West Virginia.

1950 50C MS65FBL PCGS #86656

In 1950, Senator Joseph McCarthy accuses the United States Department of State of being filled with 205 Communists in a speech to the Republican Women's Club at the McClure Hotel in Wheeling, West Virginia.

1951 50C MS65FBL PCGS #86658

In 1951, the Twenty-second Amendment to the United States Constitution, limiting Presidents to two terms, is ratified. Ethel and Julius Rosenberg are convicted of conspiracy to commit espionage. They are sentenced to receive the death penalty.

1951 50C MS65FBL PCGS #86658

In 1951, the Twenty-second Amendment to the United States Constitution, limiting Presidents to two terms, is ratified. Ethel and Julius Rosenberg are convicted of conspiracy to commit espionage. They are sentenced to receive the death penalty.

1952 50C MS65FBL PCGS #86661

In 1952, President Harry S. Truman nationalizes all steel mills in the United States to avert a Steel Strike — creating a dispute which led to landmark legal ruling in Youngstown Sheet & Tube Co. v. Sawyer. The U.S. detonates the first Hydrogen bomb. The National Security Agency is formed.

1953-S 50C MS66 PCGS #6666

In 1953, President Eisenhower refuses clemency appeal for Ethel and Julius Rosenberg. The Rosenbergs are executed later in the year. The Soviet Union announces that it has the Hydrogen bomb.

1953-S 50C MS66 PCGS #6666

In 1953, President Eisenhower refuses clemency appeal for Ethel and Julius Rosenberg. The Rosenbergs are executed later in the year. The Soviet Union announces that it has the Hydrogen bomb.

1954 50C MS65FBL PCGS #86667

In 1954, the U.S. Supreme Court decided Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, overturning earlier rulings going back to Plessy v. Ferguson (1896), by declaring that state laws that established separate public schools for black and white students denied black children equal educational opportunities in violation of the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.

1954 50C MS65FBL PCGS #86667

In 1954, the U.S. Supreme Court decided Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, overturning earlier rulings going back to Plessy v. Ferguson (1896), by declaring that state laws that established separate public schools for black and white students denied black children equal educational opportunities in violation of the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.

1955 50C MS65FBL PCGS #86670

In 1955, President Eisenhower sends advisors to Vietnam. Rosa Parks is arrested for refusing to give up her seat on the bus to a white person, and the national civil rights movement begins.

1955 50C MS65FBL PCGS #86670

In 1955, President Eisenhower sends advisors to Vietnam. Rosa Parks is arrested for refusing to give up her seat on the bus to a white person, and the national civil rights movement begins.

1956 50C MS65FBL PCGS #86671

In 1956, 96 U.S. Congressmen sign the Southern Manifesto, a protest against the 1954 U.S. Supreme Court ruling (Brown vs. Board of Education) desegregating public education. President Eisenhower is reelected. "Under God" added to the Pledge of Allegiance and "In God we Trust" adopted as moto of the United States.

1956 50C MS65FBL PCGS #86671

In 1956, 96 U.S. Congressmen sign the Southern Manifesto, a protest against the 1954 U.S. Supreme Court ruling (Brown vs. Board of Education) desegregating public education. President Eisenhower is reelected. "Under God" added to the Pledge of Allegiance and "In God we Trust" adopted as moto of the United States.

1957 50C MS66FBL PCGS #86672

In 1957, U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower sends federal troops to Arkansas to provide safe passage into Central High School for the Little Rock Nine.

1957 50C MS66FBL PCGS #86672

In 1957, U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower sends federal troops to Arkansas to provide safe passage into Central High School for the Little Rock Nine.

1958 50C MS65FBL PCGS #86674

In 1958, the bodies of unidentified soldiers killed in action during World War II and the Korean War are buried at the Tomb of the Unknowns in Arlington National Cemetery.

1958 50C MS65FBL PCGS #86674

In 1958, the bodies of unidentified soldiers killed in action during World War II and the Korean War are buried at the Tomb of the Unknowns in Arlington National Cemetery.

1959 50C MS65FBL PCGS #86676

In 1959, Alaska and Hawaii join the Union as the 49th and 50th states.

1959 50C MS65FBL PCGS #86676

In 1959, Alaska and Hawaii join the Union as the 49th and 50th states.

1960-D 50C MS65FBL PCGS #86679

In 1960, the U.S. Supreme Court upholds a Federal Court ruling that Louisiana's segregation laws are unconstitutional. President Dwight Eisenhower signs the Civil Rights Act of 1960 into law. JFK elected President of the United States.

1960-D 50C MS65FBL PCGS #86679

In 1960, the U.S. Supreme Court upholds a Federal Court ruling that Louisiana's segregation laws are unconstitutional. President Dwight Eisenhower signs the Civil Rights Act of 1960 into law. JFK elected President of the United States.

1961 50C MS64FBL PCGS #86680

In 1961, the Twenty-third Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified, allowing residents of Washington, DC to vote in presidential elections. A Freedom Riders bus is fire-bombed near Anniston, Alabama and the civil rights protestors are beaten by an angry mob. U.S. President John F. Kennedy sends 18,000 military advisors to South Vietnam.

1961 50C MS64FBL PCGS #86680

In 1961, the Twenty-third Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified, allowing residents of Washington, DC to vote in presidential elections. A Freedom Riders bus is fire-bombed near Anniston, Alabama and the civil rights protestors are beaten by an angry mob. U.S. President John F. Kennedy sends 18,000 military advisors to South Vietnam.

1962-D 50C MS65FBL PCGS #86683

In 1962, the U.S. Supreme Court rules that Federal courts can order state legislatures to reapportion seats in Baker v. Carr. In Engel v. Vitale, the United States Supreme Court rules that mandatory prayers in public schools are unconstitutional.

1962-D 50C MS65FBL PCGS #86683

In 1962, the U.S. Supreme Court rules that Federal courts can order state legislatures to reapportion seats in Baker v. Carr. In Engel v. Vitale, the United States Supreme Court rules that mandatory prayers in public schools are unconstitutional.

1963-D 50C MS65FBL PCGS #86685

In 1963, the U.S. Supreme Court decided Gideon v. Wainwright, unanimously ruled that state courts are required under the Sixth Amendment of the Constitution to provide counsel in criminal cases for defendants unable to afford their own attorneys.

1963-D 50C MS65FBL PCGS #86685

In 1963, the U.S. Supreme Court decided Gideon v. Wainwright, unanimously ruled that state courts are required under the Sixth Amendment of the Constitution to provide counsel in criminal cases for defendants unable to afford their own attorneys.