Complete US Mint Year Set (Foreign and Domestic) – 1928

The stock market was indeed roaring as the index rose over 50% for the year, but gold and silver remained relatively steady at $20.66 and $.577 respectively. The first air-conditioned office space opened in San Antonio, the Olympics were held in Amsterdam, and Mickey Mouse appeared for the first time. Yes, 1928 was a good year, at least it held up its end of supporting the term “Roaring 20’s,” but things were beginning to slow.

Numismatists enjoyed a good year. There were some good coins issued in the year and collectors didn’t have a hard time finding all the coins for their collections. Having only one half dollar disappointed some collectors, but the two commemoratives helped ease that loss. There were still 32 pieces for the collector to find and with a rallying economy, there was plenty of money for them to fill their books with the following coins:

  • Lincoln Cent – P, D, & S
  • Buffalo Nickel – P, D, & S
  • Mercury Dime – P, D, & S
  • Standing Liberty Quarter – P, D, & S
  • Walking Liberty Half – S
  • Peace Dollar – P & S
  • Indian Head Quarter Eagle – P
  • Saint-Gaudens Double Eagle – P
  • Hawaiian Sesquicentennial Half Dollar
  • Hawaiian Sesquicentennial Half Dollar Sandblast Proof Presentation piece

Coins Minted in United States for Other Nations

Costa Rica
  • 2 Colones (gold)
Ecuador
  • 1 Centavo (80% copper/20% zinc)
  • 2 ½ Centavos (80% copper/20% zinc)
  • 5 Centavos (80% copper/20% zinc)
  • 10 Centavos (80% copper/20% zinc)
  • 50 Centavos, mint mark “Phila.U.S.A.”
  • 1 Sucre, mint mark “Phila.U.S.A.”
  • 2 Sucre, mint mark “Phila.U.S.A.”
Nicaragua
  • 1 Centavo (bronze)
  • 5 Centavos (copper/nickel)
  • 10 Centavos (80% silver/20% copper)
  • 25 Centavos (80% silver/20% copper)
Salvador
  • 1 Centavo (75% copper/25% nickel) – only Salvadoran coin to have US mint mark, S

There Were No Pattern Coins This Year