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    1950-D Booker T. Washington Half Dollar
    Sharply Detailed Superb Gem

    1950-D 50C Booker T. Washington MS67 PCGS. CAC. A series of silver commemorative half dollars honoring the life and accomplishments of Booker T. Washington was authorized by Congress in 1946, and large numbers of the coins were produced at all three mints through 1951. Although many examples were sold through various distributors over the years, numismatic demand failed to meet the optimistic production totals. In 1950 the Denver Mint produced more than 12,000 specimens, but only half that number were actually distributed. The coins were poorly produced, and high-quality coins with well-struck details are elusive today.

    The present coin is a spectacular Superb Gem showing sharply detailed design elements. The pristine surfaces display hints of attractive golden-tan toning amid vibrant mint luster on both sides. Eye appeal is extraordinary. Population: 23 in 67 (1 in 67+), 0 finer. CAC: 14 in 67, 0 finer (2/19).
    Ex: Long Beach Signature (Heritage, 2/2013), lot 4026; PNG Signature (Heritage, 10/2014), lot 4060.(Registry values: N1793)

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# BYK7, PCGS# 9421)

    Weight: 12.50 grams

    Metal: 90% Silver, 10% Copper

    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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    Auction Dates
    April, 2019
    25th-28th Thursday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 8
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