Complete US Mint Year Set (Foreign and Domestic) – 1946

Even though the “Boys were back home” the stock market stumbled a bit as the economy switched to the post-war era. The DJIA lost almost 8% for the year, gold remained fixed at $34.71 for the second year in a row, while silver rallied another 22%.

With the war ending, the news shifted to more subtle issues: Truman established the CIA; the UN General Assembly met for the first time in London; the United Mine Workers merged into the AFL; the first bikini bathing suit was introduced in Paris; segregation on buses was ruled unconstitutional; the Neurenberg trials began; and Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis joined up as a comedy team for the first time.

All three mints operated at full steam on the five major coins for the US, but with no pattern coins and only two commemoratives, the emphasis for the numismatists suddenly switched to the new “Roosevelt Dime.”

  • Lincoln Cent – P, D, & S
  • Jefferson Nickel – P, D, & S
  • Roosevelt Dime – P, D, & S
  • Washington Quarter – P, D, & S
  • Walking Liberty Half – P, D, S, & P DD Reverse
  • Iowa Centennial Half Dollar – P
  • Booker T. Washington Half Dollar – P, D, & S

Coins Minted in US for Other Nations

Columbia
  • 5 Centavos (75% copper, 25% nickel) – P & S
Cuba
  • 1 Centavos (75% copper, 25% nickel) – P
  • 5 Centavos (75% copper, 25% nickel)
Ecuador
  • 5 Centavos (75% copper, 25% nickel) – P
  • 10 Centavos (75% copper, 25% nickel) – P
  • 20 Centavos (75% copper, 25% nickel) – P
  • 1 Sucre (nickel)
Ethiopia
  • 5 Centimes (95% copper, 5% zinc)
Saudi Arabia
  • 1 Ryal (91.667% silver, 8.333% copper) – dated 1354, (Only a few were minted in 1946)
Venezuela
  • 1/4 Bolivar (83.5% silver, 16.5% copper)
  • ½ Bolivar (83.5% silver, 16.5% copper)
  • 5 Centimes (75% copper, 25% nickel)
  • 12.5 Centimes (75% copper, 25% nickel)

There Were No Pattern Coins This Year