List of United States commemorative coins and medals (1950s)

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1950

Non-circulating coins

Face valueCoinObverse designReverse designCompositionMintageAvailableObverseReverse
50¢ Booker T. Washington Memorial half dollar Booker T. Washington Hall of Fame for Great Americans and a log cabin90% Ag, 10% Cu Authorized:

5,000,000 (max 1946-1951 total)

Contents

Uncirculated:

12,004 (P)
12,004 D
512,091 S [1]

1950 1950 Booker T. Washington half dollar obverse.jpg Booker t washington half dollar reverse.jpg

1951

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:

510,082 (P)
12,004 D
12,004 S [2]

1951 1951 Booker T. Washington half dollar obverse.jpg Booker t washington half dollar reverse.jpg
50¢ Carver-Washington half dollar George Washington Carver and Booker T. WashingtonMap of the United States (Delaware was omitted)90% Ag, 10% CuAuthorized:

3,415,631 (max 1951–1954 total)

Uncirculated:

110,018 (P)
10,004 D
10,004 S [3]

1951 1951 Carver-Washington half dollar commemorative, obverse.jpg Washington-Carver-commem-rev.jpg

1952

Non-circulating coins

Face valueCoinObverse designReverse designCompositionMintageAvailableObverseReverse
50¢Carver-Washington half dollarGeorge Washington Carver and Booker T. WashingtonMap of the United States (Delaware was omitted)90% Ag, 10% CuUncirculated:

2,006,292 (P)
8,006 D
8,006 S [4]

1952 Washington-carver half dollar 1952 obverse.jpg Washington-Carver-commem-rev.jpg

1953

Non-circulating coins

Face valueCoinObverse designReverse designCompositionMintageAvailableObverseReverse
50¢Carver-Washington half dollarGeorge Washington Carver and Booker T. WashingtonMap of the United States (Delaware was omitted)90% Ag, 10% CuUncirculated:

8,003 (P)
8,003 D
108,020 S [5]

1953 1953 Carver-Washington half dollar obverse.jpg Washington-Carver-commem-rev.jpg

1954

Non-circulated coins

Face valueCoinObverse designReverse designCompositionMintageAvailableObverseReverse
50¢Carver-Washington half dollarGeorge Washington Carver and Booker T. WashingtonMap of the United States (Delaware was omitted)90% Ag, 10% CuUncirculated:

12,006 (P)
12,006 D
122,024 S [6]

1954 1954 Carver-Washington half dollar obverse.jpg Washington-Carver-commem-rev.jpg
50¢ Northampton, Massachusetts Tercentennial half dollar

(cancelled)

UnknownUnknown90% Ag, 10% CuNone authorized or minted (authorization of 1,000,000 was proposed) [7] Never available
50¢ City of New York Tercentennial half dollar

(cancelled)

UnknownUnknown90% Ag, 10% CuNone authorized or minted (authorization of 5,000,000 was proposed) [8] Never available
50¢ Louisiana Purchase Sesquicentennial half dollar

(cancelled)

UnknownUnknown90% Ag, 10% CuNone authorized or minted (authorization of 2,500,000 was proposed) [9] Never available

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