Complete US Mint Year Set (Foreign and Domestic) – 1944

The DJIA was up 12% in 1944 as the war effort seemingly revitalized the economy. Silver remained constant at 44.8 cents for the third year in a row just as gold held firm at $33.85 for the 4th. Yes, it does appear the government was involved in some form of price fixing when it came to these two base metals.

War news dominated the airways for the entire year. Gen. Clark replaced Gen. Patton as commander of the 7th army on January 1st and Gen. Eisenhower took control of Allied Invasion Forces in London on the 16th of January. As this was occurring, the RAF began bombing Berlin and braced for the inevitable retaliation from the German air force.

1944 saw a return of the copper cent, but there was a difference in the copper from prior years. From 1944-46 cartridge cases were salvaged and reused to make the cent. The so-called “War Nickel” continued at all three mints, as well as the normal runs of Mercury Dimes, Washington Quarters and Walkers. The following is the list of the coins necessary for a complete set of coins for 1944:

  • Lincoln Cent – P, D, S, & D/S
  • Jefferson Nickel – P, D, & S
  • Mercury Dime – P, D, & S
  • Washington Quarter – P, D, & S
  • Walking Liberty Half – P, D, & S

Coins Minted in United States for Other Nations

Australia
  • 3 Pence (92.5% silver, 7.5% copper) – S
  • 6 Pence (92.5% silver, 7.5 copper) – S
  • 1 Shilling (92.5% silver, 7.5% copper) – S
  • 1 Florin (92.5% silver, 7.5% copper) – S
Belgium
  • 2 Francs (steel) – made from leftover steel from
  • Lincoln Cents
Netherlands for Curacao
  • 1 Cent (95% copper, 5% tin & zinc) – D and palm tree
  • 2.5 Cent (95% copper & tin & 5% zinc) – D and palm tree
  • 1/4 Guilder (64% silver & 36% copper) – D and palm tree
  • 1 Guilder (72% silver & 28% copper) – D and palm tree
  • 2.5 Guilder (64% silver-36% copper) – D and palm tree
Dominican Republic
  • 1 Centavo (95% copper, 5% tin and Zinc)
  • 5 Centavos (copper, silver & manganese) – same as US war nickels
Ecuador
  • 5 Centavos (80% copper, 20% zinc) – D
  • 20 Centavos (80% copper, 20% zinc) – D
Ethiopia
  • 1 Centime (95% copper, 5% zinc) – P
  • 5 Centimes (95% copper, 5% zinc) – P
  • 10 Centimes (95% copper, 5% zinc) – P
  • 25 Centimes (95% copper, 5% zinc) – P : Plain Edge and Crimped Edge Varieties
  • 50 Centimes (80% silver, 20% copper) – P
France
  • 2 Francs (70% Copper, 30% zinc) – no mint marks were on the coin. All coins were sent toAlgeriaand never circulated in France.
Greenland
  • 5 Kroner (70% copper, 30% zinc) – No mint mark but all minted in Philadelphia
Guatemala
  • 1 Centavo (70% copper, 30% zinc) – No mint mark but made in San Fran.
  • 2 Centavos (70% copper, 30% zinc) – No mint mark but made in San Fran.
  • 25 Centavos (72% silver, 28% copper) – No mint mark but made in P
Netherlands
  • 10 Cents (64% silver, 36% copper) – P, D, & S with acorn (D was never issued)
  • 25 Cents (64% silver, 36% copper) – P with acorn
  • 1 Guilder (72% silver, 28% copper) – P with acorn
Peru
  • 5 Centavos (70% copper, 30% zinc) – (“Mil Novecientos Cuarenta Y Cuatro”)
  • 10 Centavos (70% copper, 30% zinc) – (“Mil Novecientos Cuarenta Y Cuatro”)
  • 20 Centavos (70% copper, 30% zinc) – (“Mil Novecientos Cuarenta Y Cuatro”)
  • ½ Sol (70% copper, 30% zinc) – No mint mark but made in P
Philippines
  • 1 Centavo (95% copper, 5% zinc) – S
  • 5 Centavos (75% silver, 25% copper) – S & Plain
  • 10 Centavos (75% silver, 25% copper) – D
  • 20 Centavos (75% silver, 25% copper) – D
  • 50 Centavos (75% silver, 25% copper) – D
Salvador
  • 5 Centavos (90% silver) – No mint mark but made in San Fran
  • 25 Centavos (90% silver) – No mint mark but made in San Fran
Saudi Arabia
  • 1 Ryal (91.66% silver, 8.34% copper) – all are dated 1354
Surinam
  • 5 cent (64% silver, 36% copper)
Venezuela
  • 1/4 Bolivar (83.5% silver, 16.5% copper)
  • 5 Centimos (70% copper, 30% zinc) – No mint mark but made in Denver
  • 12.5 Centimos (70% copper, 30% zinc) – No mint mark but made in Denver
  • ½ Bolivar (83.5% silver, 16.5% copper) – No mint mark but made in Denver

There Were No Pattern Coins This Year