Silver in 1927 rallied 8%, gold was up only one cent, but the DJIA was truly roaring as it hit 200 for the first time and ended the year up over 27%. In other news, President Calvin Coolidge created the FCC, Babe Ruth hit 60 home runs after his pay was increased to $70,000 per year, Henry Ford stops producing the Model T and begins with the Model A, and Americans got a hint of what was coming in a couple of years as “Black Friday” hit the Berlin Stock market.
For numismatists, 1927 is another good year for those who want to obtain a full US Mint Year Set since there were very few high price coins minted this year. There were no pattern coins and only one commemorative so only 26 coins are needed for the complete set. They are as follows: