1946 Booker T. Washington Commemorative Half Dollar – Values, Errors, and Complete History

This video is all about the 1946 Booker T. Washington Commemorative Half Dollar. Today we are going to be learning the ins and outs of this coin, including its history and the context in which the coin was minted in, its appeal to collectors, and the various values it may have depending on its condition. We are also going to be covering the 1946 Half Dollar mint errors and varieties – if there is not a section for one of them, that means that there are none known. Hopefully this is a good introduction to this awesome coin, and best of luck finding all of the valuable errors, varieties, and highly-graded coins in addition to learning the sweet history behind it. Always keep an eye out for good coins, whether they are worth tons of money and rare, or just have great eye appeal and a story to them! This video is made as part of a greater educational series on every date, denomination, and mint mark in U.S. coinage.

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10 Comments on “1946 Booker T. Washington Commemorative Half Dollar – Values, Errors, and Complete History”

  1. I read somewhere that this commem was not well received when it was introduced and many were melted down. Same story with the Carver/Washington Commem. Both of these coins are affordable and easily obtainable for folks that collect the classic commems. Thanks for the video- maybe you could focus on all the classic commems over time!

    1. Thanks Ron! I am hoping to start doing a weekly Monday episode – there are so many little-known commems and I’ve been learning so much as I make the videos! They don’t perform super well, but for the people who enjoy them, there is a ton to learn and understand about the U.S. through them. Have a great day!

    1. @Treasure Town I know my friend and cause of that ill always post something. I appreciate you teaching so the newcomers can learn. Our hobby is very hot right now but we can always use more in it!

    2. @jrduke45 Exactly – I think having good info for new collectors to understand and get excited about is important, which is a big part of why I’ve been working hard to make content

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