Complete US Mint Year Set (Foreign and Domestic) – 1951

The DJIA continued its winning ways with another 12% gain for the year, opening at 239. Gold held steady at $34.60, but silver rose another 10% to an average of 88 cents per ounce.

Korea began to heat up; Julius & Ethel Rosenberg was convicted of espionage; “The King & I” opened on Broadway; and Truman fired General McArthur; but in April, Mickey Mantle began as a Yankee and Willie Mays debuted as a NY Giant; Disney released “Alice in Wonderland”; and Bobby Thomson hit the home run heard around the world as the Giants won the pennant against the Dodgers.

1951 was a lack-luster year for collectors. There was no “50-D nickel,” no D over S’s or S’s over D’s, no pattern coins. This was the 6th and final year for the Booker T. Washington commemorative and the first of four years for the Carver/Washington commemorative. Both of them originally, and still do, sell in three-piece sets. The following are the coins needed for a complete year set for 1951:

  • Lincoln Cent – P, D, S, & Proof
  • Jefferson Nickel – P, D, & Proof
  • Roosevelt Dime – P, D, S, & Proof
  • Washington Quarter – P, D, S, & Proof
  • Franklin Half – P, D, S, & Proof
  • Booker T. Washington Half Dollar – Set of P, D, & S
  • Carver/Washington Half Dollar – Set of P, D, & S

Coins Minted in United States for Other Nations

1951
Costa Rico
  • 5 Centimos (75% copper, 25% nickel) Banco Central De Costa Rica Y64
  • 5 Centimos (75% copper, 25% nickel), Y65 (yes, 2 coins)
  • 10 Centimos (75% copper, 25% nickel)
Dominican Republic
  • 1 Centavo (95% copper, 5% tin & zinc)
  • 5 Centavos (75% copper, 25% nickel)
  • 10 Centavos (90% silver)
  • 25 Centavos (90% silver)
  • ½ Peso (90% silver)
Honduras
  • 10 Centavos (75% copper, 25% nickel)
  • 20 Centavos (90% silver, 10% copper)
Salvador
  • 5 Centavos (75% copper, 25% nickel)
  • 1 Centavo (95% copper, 5 zinc)
Syria

All Syrian coins minted in 1951 were dated 1950

  • ½ Pound – dated 1369 – (90% gold, 10% copper)
  • 1 Pound – dated 1369 – (90% gold, 10% copper)

There Were No Pattern Coins This Year