2015 American $1 Coin & Currency Set Product Information Revealed

by Mike Unser on July 28, 2015 · 19 comments

US Mint promotion image of 2015 American $1 Coin and Currency Set

The U.S. Mint’s upcoming product section, found at www.usmint.gov, offers the following image of the 2015 Coin and Currency Set

Collectors can look forward to another unique coin, and a more interesting dollar bill in this year’s American $1 Coin & Currency Set, according to new product information from the United States Mint.

Last year’s American $1 Coin & Currency Set introduced the first-ever enhanced uncirculated Native American dollar, and it was exclusive to the set. They launched and sold out before many collectors learned of the key coin. These sets are now selling for more than three times their issue price, with higher-graded examples of the coin alone going for much more.

2014-D Enhanced Uncirculated Native American $1 Coin - Reverse

A photo of the enhanced uncirculated $1 coin found in last year’s set (reverse side)

This year’s release will also include an enhanced uncirculated Native American dollar made in manganese-brass, but not from the Denver Mint like in 2014.

In an interesting twist, they’ll come from the U.S. Mint at West Point, which normally produces platinum, gold and silver coins. The West Point Mint is not a complete stranger to $1 coins featuring Sacagawea, having struck some test 22-karat gold examples with a dozen of them flying in space aboard Space Shuttle Columbia on mission STS-93 in July 1999.

Pile of 2015 Native American $1 Coins

2015 Native American $1 Coins, standard circulating-quality versions

Native American $1 Coins have featured annually changing reverse designs since 2009. This year’s design commemorates the contributions of the Kahnawake Mohawk and Mohawk Akwesasne communities to "high iron" construction work and the building of New York City skyscrapers.

Last year’s release included an uncirculated Series 2013 $1 Federal Reserve note printed for the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. In another change, this year’s set has a Series 2013 $1 Federal Reserve note printed for the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Additionally, describes the U.S. Mint, its serial number begins with "911" in honor of the Mohawk Ironworkers recovery efforts following the collapse of the World Trade Center twin towers in 2001.

The U.S. Mint hasn’t yet published a product page for the set, which launches on Aug. 24, 2015 at noon EDT. Limits include a product restriction of 90,000, compared to last year’s 50,000 units, and a 5 per household ordering maximum. Its price at $14.95 is $1 more than last year’s set.

{ 19 comments… read them below or add one }

Gerry July 28, 2015 at 7:10 pm

Interesting – they still have it in their ‘upcoming products’ section, but with NO images and NO textual information…

Boz July 28, 2015 at 8:00 pm

Guess the extra dollar cost covers “enhanced” shipping charges from New York.

Senior July 28, 2015 at 8:08 pm

The West Point mint Mark is an interesting and clever move to promote the sale of this product, 90 thou is a large increase and I suspect the mint head expects the power of the W mint Mark will boost them to success.This strategy may work for the collector but I expect to hear a lot of moaning from potential profit takers.Will be fun to watch.Me the collector will purchase two sets.

David July 28, 2015 at 8:35 pm

I will order the max allowed and S.D.Box them along with my three 2014 sets for future considerations !!

Tinto July 28, 2015 at 9:22 pm

I’ll probably buy the household limit of 5 sets .. 90k is a big increase from 2014 though …

jim July 28, 2015 at 10:10 pm

50,000 D-mint coins in 2014 and 90,000 W-mint coins in 2015 – next year S-mint? P-mint? Do they stay with W-mint or do they go back to D-mint? Stay uncirculated or go to proof? Kansas FRB or New York FRB? A different FRB?
So many options…
What to do?
What to do?

Dustyroads July 28, 2015 at 10:46 pm

The set seems a little bit of a novelty at this high of a mintage, but what the heck, I love the design. And besides, I’ll add it to the 2014 sets. It would be a different story if I thought they would loose value, but these should be just fine.
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JAN July 29, 2015 at 9:34 am

so the 2014 set is great investment, since it is the 1st enhanced coin in the series and the lower mintage compares to this year set.

Tinto July 29, 2015 at 10:43 am

So I guess there are now 4 EU coins issued by the Mint? The 2013 EU Eagle, the 2014 Kennedy EU, the 2014 Sac C&C and the 2015 Sac C&C. Short and not expensive to collect

jim July 29, 2015 at 11:10 am

Tinto –
And all fairly new so not too difficult to obtain to start collecting the set.

Joe July 29, 2015 at 12:05 pm

So next year ends the reverse of the 2009 – 2016 Native American coins, celebrating the important contributions made by Native American tribes and individual Native Americans. So does anybody know what the mint is going to do in 2017.

Louis July 29, 2015 at 1:38 pm

Is Coin News certain about the 90K mintage limit? This was not included in the official statement to the press sent yesterday and has not been reported by other sources. Is this something the Mint told you?

Mike Unser (CoinNews.net) July 29, 2015 at 2:23 pm

Louis, I inquired and the Mint told me the set’s product limit is 90K.

TheCurseOfTheRodainTrilogy July 29, 2015 at 3:59 pm

The US Mint is making a mistake increasing mintage; platinum eagle line…need I say more? Learn from history or be doomed to repeat it. The Kennedy coin stuff from last year is another good example and the Jackie stuff from this year is even better example…no sellouts aka no value aka no reason to buy any of them.

welovecoin July 29, 2015 at 9:15 pm

I think mint should make lottery coin. Instead of the zinc/brass dollar coin, make it with real gold dollar coin. Maybe insert 1 piece per 2000!
How did you guys think?

a Bob July 29, 2015 at 9:37 pm

Keep scooping the other news sites an I just might park here for a while.
90,000 is too many. We will see.

Jeff July 29, 2015 at 10:07 pm

Maybe if they put them in boxes of Cherios? ;P

Richard August 5, 2015 at 4:39 am

Not sure if they can legally make a gold coin, as the Mint had trouble with Congress when some were made for the astronauts to carry into space (see the Wikipedia article on the Sacagawea dollar). Interesting idea, though. Of course then somebody will gold plate brass ones for novelty and sooner or later somebody else will try to pass one off as genuine (shades of the 1883 No Cents nickel).

Naplesjack August 7, 2015 at 2:38 pm

It appears the Mint is trying a price and product creep by increasing the price by a dollar and doubling the availability to a 90,000 run. Maybe, 2016 will be 16.95 and a 140,000 coin run. And it will BOMB OUT. Mint must be having budget problems, or someone is jockeying for a promotion.

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