Coin & Currency Set Mint Error 2014-D $1 Under the Hammer

by Mike Unser on February 6, 2015 · 12 comments

Mint Error 2014-D $1 Native American Dollar Missing Edge Lettering

A 2014-D Enhanced Uncirculated Native American $1 Coin missing edge lettering graded ANACS EU-69. (Photo credit: GreatCollections.)

A U.S. Mint 2014 Native American $1 Coin with missing edge lettering is positioned to score big in a GreatCollections sale ending Feb 8. Current bidding has the mint error at $6,450.

Coin News Update: The dollar realized $12,934.90 with buyer’s fee.

This piece, graded ANACS EU69, is distinct from standard annual issues. Coming from a 2014 American $1 Coin and Currency Set, it has a special enhanced uncirculated finish of which only 50,000 had been produced, and it’s the only known example with missing edge letterings.

All US dollar coins have had edge-incused inscriptions of the year of issuance, "E PLURIBUS UNUM" and the mint mark. "IN GOD WE TRUST" also appeared on edges before it was moved to the obverse in 2009.

Released by the United States Mint on Nov. 20, 2014 American $1 Coin and Currency Sets sold for $13.95. They include a 2014 Native American $1 Coin struck in Denver and  an uncirculated Series 2013 $1 Federal Reserve note printed for the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City.

Most collectors didn’t place them high on their want list. That changed quickly when they heard about the enhanced uncirculated coin that hadn’t been released elsewhere. The U.S. Mint didn’t actively promote the coin’s uniqueness which includes a base wire-brush finish topped by varying intensities of laser frosting.

Treatment for 2014-D Enhanced Uncirculated Native American $1 Coin

Treatments for the 2014-D Enhanced Uncirculated Native American $1 Coin: WHITE = STANDARD UNCIRCULATED FINISH; BLUE = STANDARD FROST FINISH; and YELLOW = LIGHT FROST FINISH

Except for a few hours here and there, 2014 American $1 Coin and Currency Sets have been listed as "out of stock" and resultantly off sale since Nov. 24. United States Mint sales figures have showed the maximum 50,000 claimed since Dec. 14. The Mint is yet to officially declare their sellout. The sets at this writing remain listed in the agency’s online store as "out of stock."

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Victor DeCurtis February 6, 2015 at 12:17 pm

My five sets are on their way and should be here, by the 11th. Maybe I hit the jack pot? I have no doubt, someone at the mint, made sure this coin received no edge lettering, and now we wait to find out if the mint will confiscate it as “counterfeit.” Remember what the mint did with the “extra” 1913 “V” nickles, erroneously minted by a mint employee.

Richard February 6, 2015 at 3:39 pm

Actually they didn’t do anything with them 5 (or 6) of the nickels were eventually openly sold. Same thing with the no-S proofs. I don’t really see how the mint can confiscate what it sold to the public, unlike the ’33 double eagles which were never officially released. This may be an error, but it’s not a forgery.

Jack February 6, 2015 at 4:07 pm

I received notification of my five sets arriving as well! What a pleasant surprise. I thought the backorder status was going to be like the Baseball Gold’s and just keep me thinking I was getting them for 6 darn months. Very excited to see the set. I’m just puzzled how no one knew these were special SBA’s. Happy collecting!!!!

foxman69 February 6, 2015 at 8:00 pm

3 CC sets on their way! had also pretty much given up hope…the sets seem to be doing nicely at auction….can sell one set and own the other 2 “free & clear.”

Jeff February 7, 2015 at 1:22 am

My 4 are in Sacramento and should be here Monday. Maybe I’ll have on of these blank edge coins, too! One can only hope!

Joe February 7, 2015 at 2:39 am

I wonder how many of the 50,000 been graded so far. Could be more ungraded error coins out there.

Senior February 7, 2015 at 8:11 am

Great to hear a buzz,been a long time coming .I hope some of you cash in.I have two set open I haven’t looked for the anomaly yet.I also have four sets still unopened sealed in the original OGP where I intend to leave them

enr 43 February 7, 2015 at 11:26 am

Just got my three sets order on Dec. 4.

Dale February 9, 2015 at 1:27 pm

my 2 sets no error’s…. oh well still a nice set.

Munzen February 10, 2015 at 12:59 pm

Ditto here, Dale. No joy, but they’re still very attractive.

Peter February 10, 2015 at 5:40 pm

Cool set I just got 2 and its a nice non precious metal coin that already has a 3-4x premin

Victor DeCurtis February 12, 2015 at 8:21 am

This is called, “Going by way of Chicago!” I still have hope I will get it, someday! šŸ™‚

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