Complete US Mint Year Set (Foreign and Domestic) – 1952

The DJIA gained for the 4th year in a row with another 8.5% advance for the year, gold held steady at $34.60, while silver dropped almost a nickel to 83.3 cents per ounce.

Elizabeth II was named Queen of the UK; Ronald Reagan married Nancy Davis; and Eisenhower defeated Adlai Stevenson as the economy continued to rebound and almost all of America was covered by all three networks with TV stations, even a few broadcasting in color.

For the numismatists there were no surprises or “must-have” coins from the mints, but it was a good year. The mint sets made it easier to obtain circulation strike coins and proof sets enjoyed a 42% increase in production as their popularity increased. Following is the list of coins necessary to obtain a complete year set:

  • Lincoln Cent – P, D, S, & Proof
  • Jefferson Nickel – P, D, S, & Proof
  • Roosevelt Dime – P, D, S, & Proof
  • Washington Quarter – P, D, S, & Proof
  • Franklin Half – P, D, S, & Proof
  • Carver/Washington – P, D, & S

Coins Minted in United States for Other Nations

1952
Cuba
  • 1 Centavo – Marti Cent (70% copper, 30% zinc) – dated 1953 but minted in 1952
  • 10 Centavos – (90% silver, 10% copper)
  • 20 Centavos (90% silver, 10% copper) – dated 1952 but minted in 1953
  • 40 Centavos (90% silver, 10% copper)
Ethiopia
  • 5 Centimes (95% copper, 5% zinc)
  • 10 Centimes (95% copper, 5% zinc)
  • 25 Centimes (95% copper, 5% zinc)
Honduras
  • 20 Centavos (90% silver, 10% copper)
  • 50 Centavos (90% silver, 10% copper)
Salvador
  • 5 Centavos (90% silver, 10% copper) – dated 1952 but minted in 1953.
  • 1 Centavo (95% copper, 5% zinc) – dated 1952 but minted in 1954.
  • 10 Centavos (70% copper, 18% zinc, 12% nickel) – dated 1952 but minted in 1953.

There Were No Pattern Coins This Year