2014 American $1 Coin & Currency Set for $13.95

by Rhonda Kay on November 20, 2014 · 23 comments

A 2014 Native American $1 Coin from Denver and a Series 2013 $1 Federal Reserve note printed for the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City are available together within a joint United States Mint and Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) product called the 2014 American $1 Coin and Currency Set.

2014 American $1 Coin and Currency Set

U.S. Mint image of the 2014 American $1 Coin and Currency Set

The uncirculated $1 coin and crisp, uncirculated $1 note are sold for $13.95. They are held within a tri-fold presentation folder that includes information about the coin and dollar, history about the Lewis and Clark Expedition and a certificate of authenticity.

"The American $1 Coin and Currency Set contains information about Native American history as it intersects with the Lewis and Clark Expedition," describes the U.S. Mint’s on its website.

2014 Native American $1 Coins commemorate how Native American hospitality ensured the success of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. They feature a reverse or tails side depicting a Native American man offering a pipe while his wife presents provisions of fish, corn, roots, and gourds. The background offers a stylized image of the face of William Clark’s compass as it highlights "NW," the area in which the expedition occurred.

"Lewis expressed the highest respect for one of the American Indian chiefs and walked miles out of his way to smoke a pipe with him," the set’s tri-folder states in part. "Members of the expedition group traded for corn and gathered every bit of intelligence they could about the route ahead."

The $1 coin’s design was crafted by Chris Costello and sculpted by Joseph F. Menna.

Coin News Update: The U.S. Mint has confirmed that the Native American $1 Coin has a unique enhanced uncirculated finish. We’ll publish more information as it becomes available.

2014 American $1 Coin & Currency Sets may be ordered directly from the United States Mint website at www.usmint.gov/catalog, found right here. There is product limit of 50,000 and no household ordering limit.

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tom thumb November 20, 2014 at 1:47 pm

I don’t think so. That’s pretty expensive packaging for $2.00. $19.00 with shipping.

Joe C. November 20, 2014 at 2:31 pm

A Sac dollar and a dollar bill? Seems nothing special about either one. What were they thinking? Will not be buying this set.

Boz November 20, 2014 at 2:42 pm

Two government agencies get together to cooperate with each other and this is what we get!

Backroad November 20, 2014 at 4:07 pm

There’s a chance the Sacabuc has an Enhanced Uncirculated finish. While the mint and even their press release says it’s an uncirc D-mint Sac, someone noticed yesterday that the COA in the product pictures mentions the coin to be an Enhanced Uncirculated, in two places. (Look at the pictures of the product on the mint site, not the description or specs on the webpage.)

In 2000, the mint issued (without fanfare) a C&C set with a burnished Sac, different than the normal uncirculated coin. This could be the third EU coin the mint has produced. Or not. (The 2013 WP ASE and the 2014 S-mint 50th Kennedy were the first two.)

With the speed the mint’s fulfillment company ships products now, we should know for sure in a couple of days if no one at the mint will fess up… 🙂

Whistler November 20, 2014 at 5:57 pm

ZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz…yawn….why not put a penny in there to? The mint, making useless products for the 21st century….

Infamoses November 20, 2014 at 6:32 pm

The mint is now saying on the page it is in fact an enhanced uncirculated finish. This is a sleeper coin and its not getting any attention and cheap at that (if it brings a nice premium) which means it would get a sp designation and the coin and currency label and with all the hype around the Kennedys right now I think this is one of those coins that after the fact everyone says “darn”. I myself got 10 and plan to grade them and most likely more. There’s always a coin every year no matter what denomination or metal that ends up surprising us all. But we all have are own ways of collecting which makes numismatics fun so this is just my personal opinion and in no way cap on others.

Bob-E November 20, 2014 at 6:58 pm

I bought two, then realized that it is an “Enhanced Uncirculated Coin”. I rushed to buy two more sets. I believe that this will be the one that got away for many people not paying attention to the advertised description right on the packaging. I almost want to buy a few more sets, but I’m contemplating my wife’s reaction in the overall scheme of things. Some people, wife included, don’t get it until you sell a set of coins and then buy something they see of value in their life! Proof is in the pudding!

Kahoola November 20, 2014 at 8:17 pm

Can one be sure that the Mint will not issue more enhanced Denver coins? The product limit of 50,000 is fairly large. It also says the mintage limit is none. So maybe just 50k sets and more with some other product? Can someone tell me what the connection is between the coin and paper dollar, can`t seem to figure it out.

Backroad November 21, 2014 at 3:45 am

@Kahoola
>Can one be sure that the Mint will not issue more enhanced Denver coins? The
>product limit of 50,000 is fairly large. It also says the mintage limit is none. So
>maybe just 50k sets and more with some other product?

Mintage limit is none, as Denver has already produce over 5.5 million NA dollars. It’s already mid-November, and there aren’t any other products on the Mint’s schedule, other than the Silver set and the FDR C&C set. Very doubtful there’s another set to stick a UE Sac into.

And 50K is subjectively large. The EU 2013W ASE sold 235K sets, the 2014S Kennedy EU is at 145K sets and is still on sale. The 2000 C&C set that had the burnished Sac sold out at 75K, plus the Goodacre payment coins brings that finish to over 80K produced.

>Can someone tell me what the connection is between the coin and paper dollar, can`t seem to figure it out.

Unless the BEP supplied some special notes (and I’m not counting that out yet), I’m looking at it as an instant $1 rebate. Heh.

A&L Futures November 21, 2014 at 8:26 am

If this 2014-D Native American Dollar is in-fact an Enhanced Uncirculated coin, would this not represent the lowest minted Sacagawea/Native American dollar issued (to-date)?

Obviously, there were variations (e.g. the Cheerios and/or Goodacre dollars), but those were varieties in the 2000 series…(correct)?

RonnieBGood November 21, 2014 at 8:38 am

Yes this is in fact an Enhanced Uncirculated coin.
It is also a Native American Dollar. This series does not have a large following and the question can be asked as to why this coin is still being minted (laws aside). The presidential series has more than supplied another failed attempt to replace the paper dollar. Perhaps that is why the two are paired together in this issue: The Coin and the Paper dollar it will never replace.

jim November 21, 2014 at 9:34 am

Not sure what Enhanced Uncirculated means. Sometimes I think it takes a microscope to see the difference, but maybe not on this one.

Mike Unser (CoinNews.net) November 21, 2014 at 11:18 am

This one snuck by us. I have confirmed with the U.S. Mint that the Native American $1 Coin is “enhanced.” We’ll have more info about it asap.

Senior November 21, 2014 at 12:11 pm

I believe the mint Needs to be totally reorganized.Since these agency’s never fire any one transfer them out.Look at private technology companies if they don’t satisfy with evolving development they simply loose base until they no longer exist(Apple Samsung Microsoft)these guy are progressive.No one wants recycled technology,so why in the devil would you collect a thousand versions of this junk.Send the message just simply don’t buy. Buy your significant other something that glitters and shines you will be rewarded.Just My Opinion.

Joe C. November 21, 2014 at 12:18 pm

Enhanced or not. It’s still just a Sac dollar. What about the dollar bill? Anything special about it? Looks like a lot of hype to me. Still not buying it. Overpriced. Should be about $4.95.

Munzen November 22, 2014 at 5:39 pm

Ronnie, the numismatic community’s been down that path hundreds of times. The dollar coin has failed because Congress, Crane Paper, and the “we’re-Americans-we’re-different” crowd refuse to accept what dozens of other countries figured out long ago. Also the glaring omission of a practical $2 coin or a modernized $2 bill from every transition plan gives credibility to those who claim everyone will have pockets full of $1 coins.

In the meantime we’re wasting hundreds of millions of dollars every year printing oceans of bills, adding bill acceptors to vending machines, stuffing parking meters with quarters, etc. etc.

tom thumb November 23, 2014 at 2:53 pm

I agree Munzen. When people go to Washington they leave their common sense at home.

RonnieBGood November 23, 2014 at 7:49 pm

Did you know…
“Denmark is one step closer to becoming the first modern cashless society. The Nationalbanken or Danish central bank announced on Oct. 21, 2014 that they will stop printing bank notes & issuing coins by approx. the end of 2016.”

RonnieBGood November 23, 2014 at 8:28 pm

The Mint is trying:
According to the Federal Register: “Understanding the public’s use and perception of United States circulating coins and coin usage is necessary for the United States Mint to carry out its mission to mint and issue circulating coins in amounts that the Secretary of the Treasury determines are necessary to meet the needs of the United States and to prepare recommendations to Congress as authorized by Public Law 111-302.”

The information collected will cover the following topics, with special emphasis on low-denomination coins:
•Use of coins as payment.
•General payment preferences.
•General awareness concerning low-denomination coins.
•Attitudes regarding potential changes in coinage.
•The use of rounding retail transactions.
•Demographic characteristics.

“The data will be used to understand the public’s use and perception of specific U.S. circulating coinage for the purpose of analyzing options and proposing recommendations for possible changes to the nation’s circulating coins, per the Federal Register notice.

Jeff November 26, 2014 at 4:52 am

@RonnieBGood –
Yes, Denmark is ceasing production of coins and currency, but…
They are simply farming it out to other producers in an effort to save costs, which may or may not actually save anything.

Mike Unser December 3, 2014 at 10:42 am

Sets are no longer listed as “out of stock.” The U.S. Mint has re-opened ordering.

jim December 3, 2014 at 11:35 am

Really? And here I am sitting around waiting for an email from the mint telling me that sales have resumed. I guess that part of the new website hasn’t been implemented yet.

DAVID C. EGELAND April 3, 2015 at 7:19 pm

I LIKE THESE ENHANCED UNCIRCULATED DENVER SACS AND WILL BUY SEVERAL MORE UNTIL THEY TOP $100 EACH ON THE ^69’s, TARGETING A DOZEN SPECIMENS TO HOLD ONTO FOR POSTERY. ONLY TIME WILL TELL WHAT I DO WITH THEM FROM THERE.

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