Complete US Mint Year Set (Foreign and Domestic) – 1915

With the war heating up in Europe, the US was still on the sidelines for another two years, but its influence was still felt on our shores. Since the British Pound was the safe-haven currency, the war had little effect upon our currency or upon gold and silver states-side. Silver got slightly into the action as it rose over 10% to average $.503 for the year, while gold remained steady at $18.99, the same as last year and the same as it would remain for the next three years. Yes, there apparently was some price-fixing going on! But regardless, the war in Europe was good for the US stock market as the Dow Jones Industrial began 1915 at 54.58, but closed out the year at 99.15, a rise of over 81%.

Europe was not the only place for major news as the House rejected a proposal to give women the right to vote and Alexander Graham Bell called Thomas Watson in San Francisco and got a “wrong number.” Okay, I lied about the wrong number but this was the first coast to coast call and plans were made to lay cable to Europe. The Girl Scouts were formed, Shoeless Joe Jackson was traded to Chicago, Georgia Tech defeated Cumberland Gap 222-0 in football, and Woodrow Wilson became the first President to attend the World Series.

The following are the 1915 coins:

  • Lincoln - P, D, S, & Matte Proof
  • Buffalo Nickel – P, D, S, & Proof
  • Barber Dime – P, S, & Proof
  • Barber Quarter – P, D, S, & Proof
  • Barber Half – P, D, S, & Proof
  • Indian Head Quarter Eagle - P & Proof
  • Indian Head Half Eagle - P & Proof
  • Indian Head Eagle - P, S, & Proof
  • Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle, $20 gold, P, S, & Proof
  • Panama-Pacific Exposition Half Dollar, S
  • Panama-Pacific Exposition, $1 Gold, S
  • Panama-Pacific Exposition, $2.50 Gold, S
  • Panama-Pacific Exposition, $50 Gold, Round, S
  • Panama-Pacific Exposition, $50 Gold, Octagonal, S

Coins Minted in United States for Other Nations

Costa Rica
  • 2 Colones, gold
Cuba
  • 1 Centavo, copper nickel, weight 2.5 grams, & Proof
  • 2 Centavos, copper, nickel, & Proof
  • 5 Centavos, copper, nickel, & Proof
  • 10 Centavos, silver, & Proof
  • 20 Centavos, silver, & Proof
  • 40 Centavos, silver, & Proof
  • 1 Peso, silver, & Proof
  • 1 Peso, gold, & Proof
  • 2 Peso, gold, & Proof
  • 4 Peso, gold, & Proof
  • 5 Peso, gold, & Proof
  • 10 Peso, gold, & Proof
  • 20 Peso, gold, & Proof
Panama
  • 5 Centesimos (90% silver/10% copper)
Philippines
  • 1 Centavo (95% copper/5% tin & zinc) S
  • 10 Centavos (75% silver/25% copper) S
  • 20 Centavos (75% silver/25% copper) S
Salvador
  • 1 Centavo (75% copper/25% nickel)
  • 3 Centavos (75% copper/25% nickel)
  • 5 Centavos (75% copper/25% nickel)
Venezuela
  • 5 Centimos (75% copper/25% nickel)

United States Pattern Coins

  • J-1960: 1915 Panama-Pacific Commemorative Half Dollar, Gold
  • J-1961: 1915 Panama-Pacific Commemorative Half Dollar, Silver
  • J-1962: 1915 Panama-Pacific Commemorative Half Dollar, Copper
  • J-1965: 1915 Panama-Pacific Commemorative Gold Dollar, Gold
  • J-1966: 1915 Panama-Pacific Commemorative Gold Dollar, Gold
  • J-1967: 1915 Panama-Pacific Commemorative Gold Dollar, Silver (No S Mint Mark)
  • J-1971: 1915 Panama-Pacific Commemorative Gold $50 Dollar, Octagonal, Silver, Unique
  • J-1973: 1915 Panama-Pacific Commemorative Gold $50 Dollar, Round, (No S), Silver, Unique