About 1953-D Wash-Carver Silver Commemoratives
The 1953 Washington-Carver commemorative half dollars honor the memories of two prominent African American leaders of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, with Booker T. Washington a pioneering author and presidential advisor and Carver a renowned scientist and inventor. Both are pictured in a jugate portrait by Isaac Scott Hathaway, the first African American to design a U.S. coin with his Booker T. Washington type debuting in 1946.
While Washington-Carver halves are quite common in uncirculated condition, they are remarkably difficult in grades of MS66 or higher. This is due largely to the flat, broad reverse depicting a map of the United States. Many examples are quite nice, with fantastic luster and excellent overall eye appeal.
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