This 90% silver Philadelphia Mint half dollar was issued to honor the ideals and teachings of an extraordinary American, Booker T. Washington. Born a slave's son on a Virginia plantation in 1856, Washington raised himself from poverty to become an educator, author, and key contributor to African American advancement. This handsome coin bears his portrait on the obverse and his log cabin birthplace, and the legend FROM SLAVE CABIN TO HALL OF FAME on the reverse. Mintage: 210,082. Order yours today!