Complete US Mint Year Set (Foreign and Domestic) – 1934

In 1934, the DJIA rallied 66%, gold rose 31% to $34.69, and silver 24% to an average of $0.544 for the year. Early in the year, FDR devalued the dollar to get it more in balance with gold and other world currencies. The first impression from all this data was the depression was nearing an end. Evidently, those in charge of the mints thought the depression was possibly ending as the number of coins increased dramatically. Buffalo Nickels came back into production in two mints. Mercury Dimes were minted again as were Walkers and Peace Dollars. And then, adding to the hopes for the future, memories from the past were commemorated in four coins.

  • Lincoln Cent – P & D
  • Buffalo Nickel – P & D
  • Mercury Dime – P & D
  • Washington Quarter – P Heavy Motto, P Light Motto, P DD Obverse, & D
  • Walking Liberty Half – P, D, & S
  • Peace Dollar – P, D, S, & D-DD Obverse
  • Oregon Trail Memorial Half Dollar – D
  • Maryland Tercentenary Half Dollar
  • Texas Independence Centennial Half Dollar
  • Daniel Boone Bicentennial Half Dollar

Coins Minted in United States for Other Nations

Colombia
  • 50 Centavos (90% silver)
Cuba
  • 1 Peso (silver)
  • 1 Peso (silver)
Ecuador
  • 1 Sucre (72% silver)
Nicaragua
  • ½ Centavo (bronze)
  • 1 Centavo (bronze)
  • 5 Centavos (copper/nickel)
Panama
  • 1/10 Balboa (90% silver/10% copper)
  • ¼ Balboa (90% silver/10% copper)
  • 1 Balboa (90% silver/10% copper)

There Were No Pattern Coins This Year