USA, 50 cents, 1946-PDS set


UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, 50 cents, 1946-PDS set, Obverse: bust 1/4 R, BOOKER T. WASHINGTON,Reverse: buildings, FROM SLAVE CABIN TO HALL OF FAME, Edge: reeded, silver, 30.5mm, 0.3617 ozT, KM198, lightly toned choice Unc

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The Booker T. Washington (BTW) coins were issued to generate funds for a memorial.

Silver coinage in the United States retained the same metal content from the 1830s until 1964. Commemorative coins began to be issued in 1892, continued into the 1950s, then resumed starting in 1982.

By “Modern World Coins” we mean here, generally, the round, flat, shiny metal objects that people have used for money and still do. “Modern,” though, varies by location. There was some other way they were doing their economies, and then they switched over to “modern coins,” then they went toward paper money, now we’re all going toward digital, a future in which kids look at a coin and say “What’s that?” We’ll say: “We used to use those to buy things.” Kid will ask “How?”