Complete US Mint Year Set (Foreign and Domestic) – 1945

The DJIA was up over 25% for the year of 1945 as it appeared that the Allied Army was gaining the upper hand in the war. Gold rallied almost a dollar to $34.71 for the year while silver rallied over 58% as both silver and “green” went to war for the final time.

Harry Truman became President upon the death of FDR on April 12th as the allies continued their push toward Hitler. The Russian army entered the outskirts of Berlin in late April and with Eisenhower’s success on the battlefield, the German army finally surrendered on May 8th. Many of the events and characters of the war would later be remembered in coinage back home in America and throughout the world. But collectors were busy collecting the regular coins as all three mints were operating at full strength. There were no pattern coins, but seven foreign countries sought US technology and resources for their coinage.

  • Lincoln Cent – P, D, & S
  • Jefferson Nickel – P, D, S, & DD Reverse
  • Mercury Dime – P, D, S, & micro “S”
  • Washington Quarter – P, D, & S
  • Walking Liberty Half – P, D, & S

Coins Minted in United States for Other Nations

Netherlands
  • 10 Cents (64% silver, 36% copper) – P & D
  • 25 Cents (64% silver, 36% copper) – P
  • 1 Guilder (64% silver, 36% copper) – P
Netherlands East Indies
  • ½ Cent (95% copper, 5% zinc & tin) – No hole in center : P with palm
  • 1 Cent (95% copper, 5% zinc & tin) – Hole in center : P, D, & S with palm tree
  • 2.5 Cents (95% copper, 5% zinc & tin) – P
  • 1/10 Guilder (64% silver, 36% copper) – P & S with palm tree
  • 1/4 Guilder (64% silver, 36% copper) – S with palm tree
Peru
  • ½ Sol (70% copper, 30% zinc) – P only
Philippines
  • 5 Centavos (65% copper, 23% zinc, 12% nickel) – S
  • 10 Centavos (75% silver, 25% copper) – D
  • 20 Centavos (75% silver, 25% copper) – D
  • 50 Centavos (75% silver, 25% copper) – S
Salvador
  • 1 Centavos (95% copper/25% zinc) – P
Saudi Arabia
  • 1/4 Ryal (91.667% silver/8.333% copper) – dated 1354
  • ½ Ryal (91.667% silver/8.333% copper) – dated 1354
  • Ryal 493.1 grains of gold–total weight 493.09788 grains–will be marked “US Mint.”
Venezuela
  • 1/4 Bolivar (83.5% silver/16.5% copper) – P
  • ½ Bolivar (83.5% silver/16.5% copper) – P
  • 5 Centimos (75% copper/25% nickel) – P
  • 12.5 Centimos (75% copper/25% nickel) – P
  • 1 Bolivar (83.5% silver/16.5% copper) – P
  • 2 Bolivar (83.5% silver/16.5% copper) – P, “Republica De Venezuela”

There Were No Pattern Coins This Year