2015 American $1 Coin and Currency Set Photos

by Mike Unser on August 28, 2015 · 25 comments

This article presents photos of the 2015 American $1 Coin and Currency Set with its enhanced uncirculated 2015 Native American $1 Coin from West Point and its Series 2013 $1 Federal Reserve note from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

Photos of coins and $1s in 2015 American $1 Coin and Currency Set

Photos of the $1 coin and $1 bill in 2015 American $1 Coin and Currency Set

Available for $14.95 with a product limit of 90,000 and an ordering limit of 5 per household, sets launched on Monday, Aug. 24. First-day sales reached 44,344, according to the United States Mint. They climbed another 3,928 through Tuesday to 48,272 for 53.6% of the maximum.

Update: Sales through to the end of Thursday reached 50,024 for 55.6% of the max.

Here are photos of the set’s product contents — its coin and $1 banknote.

2015 American $1 Coin and Currency Set

The set’s $1 coin and $1 bill are in a tri–fold presentation folder containing historical information about the Mohawk Ironworkers, product specifications and a U.S. Mint certificate of authenticity. The folder ships inside a sleeve, which is shown left.


Obverse and reverse of a 2015-W Enhanced Uncirculated Native American $1 Coin

The set’s main attraction is its exclusive 2015-W Enhanced Uncirculated Native American $1 Coin from the U.S. Mint facility at West Point, which normally produces only 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. Above are photos of an obverse (heads) and reverse (tails).


2015-W Enhanced Uncirculated Native American $1 Coin, Obverses

The $1 coin’s obverse retains the Sacagawea design by sculptor Glenda Goodacre first introduced in 2000.


2015-W Enhanced Uncirculated Native American $1 Coin, Reverses

The reverse depicts a Mohawk ironworker reaching for an I-beam that is swinging into position, with rivets on the left and right side of the border, and a high elevation view of the city skyline in the background. Ronald D. Sanders designed it and Phebe Hemphill executed its sculpting. The photos below show how the coin’s enhanced uncirculated finish appears under varying angles of light.


Edge of 2015-W Enhanced Uncirculated Native American $1 Coin

Edges of dollar coins bear the year of minting, the mint mark for the U.S. Mint facility where it was produced and E PLURIBUS UNUM. In this photo, you can see the year ‘2015’ and ‘W’ for the West Point Mint’s mint mark.


2013 $1 Federal Reserve note, front

Each set has a Series 2013 $1 Federal Reserve note from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. This photo shows the note’s face.


New York designation on 2013 $1 Federal Reserve note

Each note has a beginning serial number of ‘911’ in honor of the Mohawk Ironworkers recovery efforts following the collapse of the World Trade Center twin towers in 2001. Above the serial number, you can see the New York Federal Reserve Bank designation.


2013 $1 Federal Reserve note, back

The back of the dollar

Here are some larger photos of the set and its 2015-W Enhanced Uncirculated Native American $1 Coin:

2015-W Enhanced Uncirculated Native American $1 Coin, Reverse-b

A photo of the reverse


2015-W Enhanced Uncirculated Native American $1 Coin, Reverse-a

This photo shows another angle of the reverse with part of the edge in view


2015-W Enhanced Uncirculated Native American $1 Coin, Obverse

A larger photo of the obverse or heads side


Front and Back of 2015 American $1 Coin and Currency Set

Photos of the set’s tri-folder (unfolded with front and back sides shown). Both sides of the coin and note can be seen in the packaging.

The U.S. Mint’s product page for the set is right here.

{ 25 comments… read them below or add one }

Richard August 28, 2015 at 10:36 am

Folks, am I missing something here or is this the only Native American dollar with a “W” mint mark? If it is, 90,000 isn’t that many and I’d suggest grabbing a few. As of now (10:30 on the 28th) they’re still available.

Senior August 28, 2015 at 11:15 am

Hardly a rarity. Nice collectible.

Joe #2 August 28, 2015 at 11:38 am

A $1.00 is about what it’s worth.Just because of the $1 bill… I know it has the “911”.. It should have been sold out immediately. To many mintage 90k

Joe #2 August 28, 2015 at 11:40 am

It sold only a little over 50% whoopie.

Senior August 28, 2015 at 2:08 pm

This is a worthy offering, 50 thou would have been a good max number. Anyone wanting more than the original 5 set should have no problem.

Annie August 28, 2015 at 3:13 pm

Another losing series.

Senior August 28, 2015 at 4:11 pm

I find the product concept like able,but they’re all over the place with the production numbers.If they would just go with a middle of the road number and stay the course, they will never be able to please all.They single handed killed the Kennedy set they over estimated by a field. Thought the Kennedy set was a terrific offering 30 – 40 thou would have quickly sold out and been a gainer but instead it’s a dog and will never sell out.Go figure.

AddictedtoAg August 28, 2015 at 9:11 pm

It’s a beautiful set. I ordered 2 – one for each of the boys to be tucked away until Christmas. It should make for a nice ‘spark’ to get them thinking about coins and saving money. Mintages ebb and flow, but the Mint no less has this down to a science. I have to admit it keeps things interesting.
At various times:
I feel like I hit a homer!!! (Ike Currency and Coin x 2 SCORE!),
How did I miss the $&%^* Truman Set?!? (No reminder and I totally lost out!!)
Down and Out (Kennedy Gold x 5 – nuff said)
Picked up a 2009 Gold Double Eagle (with Gold Down!! SCORE!!)
And back and forth, so on and so on…
That’s what keeps it interesting and besides — what’s next?? 2016 Gold Set??? Mintage for that one??
Stay tuned~~~~

yorbasasa August 28, 2015 at 9:32 pm

Haha, US Mint and investors lose lose series. Who win ? Of course collectors . They might able to but under mint issue price

Munzen August 28, 2015 at 9:55 pm

I think I’ll pass for now. My admittedly wild-***ed guess is that the coins will be broken out and sold separately on the secondary market.

P.S. Mrs. Goodacre’s first name is _Glenna_ rather than “Glenda”….

jim August 29, 2015 at 11:14 am

As I said elsewhere the US Mint obviously has no idea of who their customer is or how desirable or not the coin/sets they make are. The mint is seriously in need of some marketing analysis by people who know what that is and how to do it.

And, to reiterate, it is my opinion that the mint should sell coins only in the year they were minted. There is still plenty of time for anybody to accumulate the $20 (incl S&H) needed to buy this set this year without the mint having to carry the remaining 40,000 for another 3 years before they write off this mistake.

Hewhodontknow August 30, 2015 at 1:10 am

What type of enhanced uncirculated finish is this? It looks like reverse proof to me and prior to release I ask the us mint via live chat on their website and agents told me this was a reverse proof finish. Can any expert look into it and fulfill my ignorance of the difference between reverse proof and this “enhanced uncirculated” finish,I will appreciate it!

Legend August 30, 2015 at 12:03 pm

About the Enhanced designation. Yes the coin has a reverse proof element in the design, but it is juxtaposed against the satin fields, making it enhanced Uncirculated. Take a look at the code talker coins to see how much time and effort has been utilized (and wisely),in refining this beautiful coin. If it is the only W coin of this nature, it WILL sell out. There has never been a reverse element to surpass this design, with the elliptical/horizon distancing of the field. Truly remarkable. I cannot wait for the limits to be lifted. And yes, I got screened out of the Ike reverse proof, but all is forgiven as the price in secondary markets. Simply stopping collecting US heirloom coins is NOT an option, with the current market broadening and splendid design explosion occurring. US coins are in a renaissance.

yorbasasa August 30, 2015 at 12:45 pm

What the fuking Hell! A coin dealer name Jxxxs, already have more than 10 JFK coin and chronicles set for presale, Did it fair for real coin collector?

jim August 30, 2015 at 1:00 pm

I understand the difference between uncirculated and proof coins and that proof coins require more effort (e.g. double strikes) and expense to make than uncirculated coins do. So I wonder how much effort goes into minting an enhanced uncirculated coin? Looking at the pictures I can’t tell if the shiny parts have mirror finishes ala reverse proof coins or if it is the contrast between the satin finish background and the image that makes it appear mirror-like. Regardless, are these coins being made with the same effort and care that proof and reverse proof coins are or are they single strike coins like all other uncirculated coins are?

Boz August 30, 2015 at 2:09 pm

A lot of that pre sale hype (fraud) was supposedly stopped on the bay after the fiasco with the silver eagle anniversary set. At that time it was necessary to have the actual set in hand and photographed prior to posting the sale offering. Might be time to go back and verisimilitude that subject.

Mike August 31, 2015 at 6:11 am

When the mint lifts the five per household limit this set will sell out fast. 90,000 coins is not a lot. We are spoiled by lower minted coins and there quick value they command. When there is low value and larger mintage everyone is quick to complain because they can’t flip for profit. In the long run this is a great set with a resonably low mintage. These set will be bought up by big coin dealers graded and resold at high premiums. You look at 2012 proof set and silver set, 2011 silver eagle set, there mintage is a lot larger except for silver eagle set and look at value. The only complaints should be profit takers clogging the mint website just to resell or complain when it’s not as good of profit once they get their coins to sell.

Jeff September 1, 2015 at 4:35 am

This coin should sell out by the end of the year. Most of the coins were purchased sight unseen, based partly on last year’s EU and partly on the low number being produced.
Too many around the various blogs are lamenting the high number of coins produced. While it is an astronomical number compared to the FS coins, it is not when taken against the circulating coin population. While the Sacagawea coins aren’t sexy, the mint still sells about 3.5 million coins (both mints) annually, so 90,000 is a comparatively low number. Remember that all these are being sold numismatically, and dealers are buying the majority of the dollars in bags and boxes. There are enough to satisfy the demand collectors make, and the addition of the EU may help to drive interest in the series.
Once people see these, and the photos here are waaaay better than the pre-release information we got from the mint, there will be a secondary wave of buying. Because of the relatively low price, these should be considered a winner, even though they made it through the first day. Current sales are ahead of last year’s – partly due to the low keyed approach the mint took – but at 50,000 it would have been sold out in 4 days.

RonnieBGood September 1, 2015 at 10:02 am

With no bad thoughts to US ironworkers…

A 90,000 mintage?

Thanks. I needed a good laugh today!

Joe Coincollector September 1, 2015 at 12:57 pm

I received my 5 sets today. What a HUGE disappointment! The coins appear to be more of a reverse proof rather than the enhanced finish of last years offering. Every single package in my shipment has some sort of damage (I do like the art work). The dollar bill serial numbers are not in sequence like they were for last year…

Then there are the coins…

All5 of my coins has some sort of issue. There are the spots that look like a gorilla with a jelly donut packaged it, there are the scratches, and there are the black spots. Then there is one that has something that looks like there is a small spider included inside the capsule. WOW, lucky me! Anyone want to buy a coin with a spider on it that is not from Australia?
The chowder head that is running the mint should take his kickbacks and move to the Cayman Islands so we can get some sort of quality control back and have something that resembles consistency.

Thank you for letting me rant.

jim September 1, 2015 at 1:30 pm

Don’t just rant, write a letter to Dep Dir Jeppson. He’s been on the job for half a year so he should have figured how to pull his head out by now to start running the day to day activities of the mint. Maybe he doesn’t know what quality control is yet.
Or write a note to Treasury Secretary Lew and get him to start managing his managers.

jim September 1, 2015 at 3:43 pm

I just opened the 3 I received and had the opposite. The packages were in good shape, the coins looked good (I’m no grader), and the 3 $1 bills were in serial number sequence. So for me a positive experience. Maybe you got a repackaging of others’ rejects?

Gabriel September 1, 2015 at 11:44 pm

The coins appear to be more of a reverse proof .

Gerard russo September 12, 2015 at 12:38 pm

Our these sets worth grading?

Carroll January 8, 2016 at 5:56 am

Yes, bought the graded coin and gem dollar, the seller didn’t provide original packaging . Didn’t mention it said 2015 coin and currency set . Surely thought set meant everything complete. Seller on E-Bay said I should have asked, he should have noted it . My take on that is, missing items loses value. Beware of those sellers

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