Complete US Mint Year Set (Foreign and Domestic) – 1947

The DJIA was up less than 3% and ended the year at 181 while gold remained stagnant at $34.71. Silver retreated 12 cents to just under 75 cents per ounce.

The economy began to take shape in America; the first TV station west of the Mississippi opened in Hollywood; the Voice of America began broadcasting to the USSR; Jackie Robinson signed with the Brooklyn Dodgers and became the Rookie of the Year; the World Series was televised for the first time (Yankees beat the Dodgers in 7 games); the Marshall Plan was proposed by Secretary of State George C Marshall; Truman has the first White House TV address to the nation; and Groucho Marx’s “You Bet Your Life” debuted on radio.

For numismatists, all five circulating coins were minted in all three mints giving fifteen coins for collectors to find. Each mint also produced a double set of mint coins (45 total), and the Booker T. Washington Half Dollar was minted in P, D, & S. There were eight nations who turned to our mints for production of their coins making this year a very large number of coins to amass for their collections in order to have a complete year set.

  • 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
  • Booker T. Washington half dollar – P, D, & S

*Mint sets were available for the discrete investor.

Coins Minted in United States for Other Nations

Columbia
  • 5 Centavos, the 1946 coin was minted partially in 1947
Dominican Republic
  • 1 Centavo (95% copper, 5% tin & zinc)
  • 25 Centavos (silver)
  • ½ Peso (silver)
Ethiopia
  • 5 Centimes (95% copper, 5% zinc)
  • 50 Centimes (70% silver, 30% copper)
Panama
  • 1/10th Balboa (90% silver, 10% copper)
  • 1/4 Balboa (90% silver, 10% copper)
  • ½ Balboa (90% silver, 10% copper)
Central Bank of the Philippines
  • 50 Centavos (silver) – McArthur Commemorative Issue – S
  • 1 Peso (silver) – McArthur Commemorative Issue – S
Salvador
  • 1 Centavos (95% copper, 5% zinc)
Saudi Arabia
  • 1/4 Girah (75%copper, 25%nickel – dated 1356 (Actually 1947)
  • ½ Girah (75%copper, 25% nickel) – dated 1356
  • 1 Girah (75% copper, 25% nickel) – dated 1356
  • 1/4 Ryal (91.667% silver, 8.333% copper) – dated 1354 (Actually 1947)
  • ½ Ryal (91.667% silver, 8.333% copper) – dated 1354
  • 1 Ryal (91.667% silver, 8.333% copper) – dated 1354

Two types of gold coins were minted in 1947 but were undated. The .2354 gold coin was minted in 1947 and has a weight of 123.27244 grains. Marked “US MINT.”

Syria
  • 25 Piastres (90% silver, 10% copper)
  • 50 Piastres (90% silver, 10% copper)
Venezuela
  • 1/4 Bolivar (83.5% silver, 16.5% copper)
  • ½ Bolivar (83.5% silver, 16.5% copper)
  • 1 Bolivar (83.5% silver, 16.5% copper)
  • 2 Bolivares (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