The United States Mint unveiled information today about the upcoming 2016 American $1 Coin & Currency Set.
Launching on Thursday, June 16, at noon ET, this year’s set includes an enhanced uncirculated 2016 Native American $1 Coin from the San Francisco Mint and an uncirculated Series 2013 $1 note from one of the 12 Federal Reserve Banks. Both the coin and banknote are exclusive to the set.
In the headline number, no more than 75,000 will be sold. There is also an ordering limit of 5 sets per household.
Pricing at $14.95 is the same as the set from 2015. The U.S. Mint recently changed the status of that set to "currently unavailable." The latest weekly figures show its sales rose 79 to 88,363 sets. A total of 90,000 were originally authorized.
The 2016 American $1 Coin & Currency Set is only the third in the series. They’ve been popular with coin collectors because of their exclusive $1 coin and their affordable pricing. The U.S. Mint offers Native American dollars in other products, but none of them are in enhanced uncirculated finish. The 2015 set includes an enhanced uncirculated Native American dollar from the West Point Mint while the set from 2014 has an enhanced uncirculated Native American dollar from the Denver Mint.
Reverse designs on Native American $1 Coins change annually. This year’s dollar design honors American Indians who used their native language to send coded messages in World War I and II. It is the eighth unique reverse in the series, which honors the important contributions made by Native American tribes and individual Native Americans to the development and history of the United States.