Complete US Mint Year Set (Foreign and Domestic) – 1921

The average silver price in 1921 rose less than one cent ($.663) while gold held the gain achieved last year averaging $20.58 per ounce. The Roaring 20’s got a little push from Wall Street as the DJIA rose 12% for the year. Unfortunately, Adolph Hitler became the leader of the National Socialist German Workers’ Party. On the bright side, the Babe hit 59 home runs setting a record that lasted for decades.

But the really good news, numismatists had a great year! The 1921 S Buffalo is one of the keys, the 1921 & 1921 D Mercury’s are semi-keys, the 1921 Standing Liberty Quarter is a semi-key, the 1921 P & 1921 D Walkers are keys, the 1921 Peace Dollar is still atop the list of coins the new collector seeks, the Morgan Dollar features two varieties of proofs, and I’m not going to even mention the Saint-Gaudens! Yes indeed, 1921 is a great year for collectors. Not as good as 1916, but still very high on my list of favorite years.

The following is the list for coins for 1921. Good luck and bring your checkbook to the coin shows when you attempt to fill this set!

  • Lincoln Cent – P & S
  • Buffalo Nickel – P & S
  • Mercury Dime – P & D
  • Standing Liberty Quarter – P
  • Walking Liberty Halves – P, D, & S
  • Morgan Dollar – P, D, & S
  • Morgan Dollar Proof – Zerbe and Chapman varieties
  • Peace Dollar – P
  • Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle – P (only 2 known)
  • Pilgrim Tercentenary (date on obverse)
  • Missouri Centennial 2*4 in field
  • Missouri Centennial plain
  • Alabama* Centennial 2×2 in field on obverse
  • Alabama* Centennial plain

*The Alabama Commemorative is the first US coin to feature a living person, Thomas Kirby.

Coins Minted in United States for Other Nations

Colombia
  • 1 Centavo, (75% copper/25% nickel), made in Denver
  • 2 Centavos, (75% copper/25% nickel), made in Denver
  • 50 Centavos (90% silver)
Costa Rica
  • 2 Colones (gold)
Cuba
  • 20 Centavos (silver)
  • 40 Centavos (silver)
France
  • 1 Piastre (90% silver) no mint mark. (Beware, some were made in Heaton with “H” mint mark.)
Peru
  • 10 Centavos (copper/nickel)
  • 20 Centavos (copper/nickel)
Salvador
  • 5 Centavos (75% copper/25% nickel)
Venezuela
  • 5 Centimos (75% copper/25% nickel)
  • ¼ Bolivar (83.5% silver/16.5% copper)
  • ½ Bolivar (83.5% silver/16.5% copper)
  • 1 Bolivar (83.5% silver/16.5% copper)
  • 5 Bolivares (90% silver/10% copper)

There Were No Pattern Coins This Year