List of United States commemorative coins and medals (1940s)

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1946

Non-circulating coins

Face valueCoinObverse designReverse designCompositionMintageAvailableObverseReverse
50¢ Iowa Centennial half dollar Old Stone Capitol Eagle90% Ag, 10% Cu Authorized:

100,000 (max)

Contents

Uncirculated:

100,057 (P) [1]

1946, 1996, 2046 Iowa centennial half dollar commemorative obverse.jpg Iowa centennial half dollar commemorative reverse.jpg
50¢ Booker T. Washington Memorial half dollar Booker T. Washington Hall of Fame for Great Americans and a log cabin90% Ag, 10% CuAuthorized:

5,000,000 (max 1946–1951 total)

Uncirculated:

1,000,546 (P)
200,113 D
500,279 S [2]

1946 Booker t washington half dollar 1946 obverse.jpg Booker t washington half dollar reverse.jpg

1947

Non-circulating coins

Face valueCoinObverse designReverse designCompositionMintageAvailableObverseReverse
50¢Booker T. Washington Memorial half dollarBooker T. WashingtonHall of Fame for Great Americans and a log cabin90% Ag, 10% CuUncirculated:

100,017 (P)
100,017 D
100,017 S [3]

1947 1947 Booker T. Washington half dollar obverse.jpg Booker t washington half dollar reverse.jpg
50¢ Wisconsin Statehood half dollar

(cancelled)

UnknownUnknown90% Ag, 10% CuNone authorized or mintedNever available

1948

Non-circulating coins

Face valueCoinObverse designReverse designCompositionMintageAvailableObverseReverse
50¢Booker T. Washington Memorial half dollarBooker T. WashingtonHall of Fame for Great Americans and a log cabin90% Ag, 10% CuUncirculated:

12,004 (P)
12,004 D
12,004 S [3]

1948 1948 Booker T. Washington half dollar obverse.jpg Booker t washington half dollar reverse.jpg
50¢ Minnesota Territorial Centennial half dollar

(cancelled)

UnknownUnknown90% Ag, 10% CuNone authorized or mintedNever available

1949

Non-circulating coins

Face valueCoinObverse designReverse designCompositionMintageAvailableObverseReverse
50¢Booker T. Washington Memorial half dollarBooker T. WashingtonHall of Fame for Great Americans and a log cabin90% Ag, 10% CuUncirculated:

12,004 (P)
12,004 D
12,004 S [4]

1949 1949 Booker T. Washington half dollar obverse.jpg Booker t washington half dollar reverse.jpg

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References

  1. "1946 Iowa Centennial Half Dollar Commemorative Coin". 6 October 2011. Retrieved 2019-04-09.
  2. "The Early Quarter Dollars of the United States: Commemorative Coins of the United States (Page 170)". PCGS. Retrieved 2019-07-05.
  3. 1 2 "The Early Quarter Dollars of the United States: Commemorative Coins of the United States (Page 171)". PCGS. Retrieved 2019-07-05.
  4. "The Early Quarter Dollars of the United States: Commemorative Coins of the United States (Page 172)". PCGS. Retrieved 2019-07-05.