Geo W. Carver/ Booker T. Washington

Discussion in 'Coin Roll Hunting' started by Vince11229, Nov 5, 2018.

  1. Vince11229

    Vince11229 Member

    I found this when I started a fresh box of halves. AMERICANISM-FREEDOM AND OPPORTUNITY FOR ALL. Never even knew this existed. What a find on election eve and how very appropriate. image.jpg image.jpg
     
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  3. ldhair

    ldhair Clean Supporter

    Nice find.
     
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  4. alurid

    alurid Well-Known Member

    Cool find.
     
  5. Legoman1

    Legoman1 Active Member

    Very nice coin you obtained, might be AU, could also be MS. I've never seen this commemorative before, either.
     
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  6. Dave363

    Dave363 Supporter! Supporter

    I haven't seen one of those either thanks for sharing.
    Dave
     
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  7. Treashunt

    Treashunt The Other Frank

    nice, and looks like it could be unc
     
  8. Heavymetal

    Heavymetal Well-Known Member

    Nice catch. From sea to shining sea,all 48 states
     
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  9. midtncoin

    midtncoin Active Member

    I've never examined one of those up close. The denomination is so small that it gets lost among the clutter. At first glance, it looks like a token more than a commemorative half.
     
  10. Vince11229

    Vince11229 Member

    Thanks for the comments. Yes a real surprise. I can’t imagine why anyone would put this into circulation. And it’s silver. With my interest peaked I looked up the series on line. Extremely low mintages for the most part and high valuation. What a gorgeous set! The engravers that worked on this were nothing short of amazing. Real artists that created some really nice looking coins.
    Here are a couple of links if anyone is interested in following up.

    https://www.ngccoin.com/coin-explorer/silver-commemoratives-1892-1954-pscid-71https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Early_United_States_commemorative_coins

    https://www.ngccoin.com/coin-explorer/silver-commemoratives-1892-1954-pscid-71
     
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  11. LakeEffect

    LakeEffect Average Circulated

    Fun fact: the designer, Isaac Scott Hathaway, was the first African-American to design a U.S. coin, the Booker T. Washington commemorative that preceded the coin above.
     
  12. Vince11229

    Vince11229 Member

    Very interesting fact. I’ve looked at more coins in this series. A lot of nice looking stuff that is really untouchable for me unless I hit the lottery. Wish we had that artistic quality in today’s coins.
     
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  13. Robin Gray

    Robin Gray Member

    Amazing. Learning do much from you folks on this website!
     
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