Complete US Mint Year Set (Foreign and Domestic) – 1938

The Stock Market rallied 27% in 1938 and gold held firm at $34.85 per ounce, but silver continued to slide. For the 4th year in a row it was down as it averaged only $.428 for the year.

On the 21st of January, Hitler seized control of the German army and placed Nazis in key posts and within two months invaded Austria. As for good news on the home front, ground breaking began in Washington for the Jefferson Memorial.

For the collector, this was another great year for coins. For the first time since 1913, there were two nickels issued, but this time both were legal and in abundance. Also, proof sets and four commemoratives gave the collectors plenty of coins to try to add to their set. These are the coins necessary for the complete set:

  • Lincoln Cent – P, D, S, & Proof
  • Buffalo Nickel – D & D/S
  • Jefferson Nickel – P, D, S, & Proof
  • Mercury Dime – P, D, S, & Proof
  • Washington Quarter – P, S, & Proof
  • Walking Liberty Half – P, D, & Proof
  • Arkansas Centennial Half Dollar – P, D, & S
  • New Rochelle, New York, 250th Anniversary Half Dollar – P
  • Oregon Trail Memorial Half Dollar – P, D, & S
  • Texas Independence Centennial Half Dollar – P, D, & S

Coins Minted in United States for Other Nations

Colombia
  • 1 Centavo (75% copper-25% nickel), made in P
  • 2 Centavo (75% copper-25% nickel), made in P
  • 5 Centavo (75% copper-25% nickel), made in P
Cuba
  • 1 Peso (silver)
Nicaragua
  • 1 Centavo (bronze)
  • 5 Centavos (copper/nickel)
Venezuela
  • 5 Centimos (75% copper/25% nickel)
  • 12 ½ Centimos (75% copper/25% nickel)

There Were No Pattern Coins This Year