2016 Annual Uncirculated Dollar Coin Set Available

by Mike Unser on December 14, 2016 · 13 comments

The United States Mint just released its last product for this year, the 2016 Annual Uncirculated Dollar Coin Set.

2016 Annual Uncirculated Dollar Coin Set

Above are images of a 2016 Annual Uncirculated Dollar Coin Set. The dollars are in a folder that slips in a protective envelope. The coins are also encapsulated. The folder includes information about the coins, their specifications and a certificate of authenticity.

This collector set features uncirculated examples of the year’s five $1 coins. Three different U.S. Mint production facilities take part in making them, three of the dollars mark an end to a series, and one of the dollars bears a unique anniversary inscription on its edge.

Coins presented within a durable display folder include:

  • 2016-P Richard M. Nixon Presidential Dollar
  • 2016-P Gerald R. Ford Presidential Dollar
  • 2016-P Ronald Reagan Presidential Dollar
  • 2016-D Native American Dollar
  • 2016-W 30th Anniversary Uncirculated American Silver Eagle

Three of the coins are issued as part of the U.S. Mint’s Presidential $1 Coin Program (read about recent releases), which was introduced in 2007 and ends this year with dollars honoring the 37th, 38th and 40th Presidents. Obverses (heads sides) feature a president’s portrait while reverses share a common rendition of the Statue of Liberty.

2016 Nixon, Ford, Reagan, Native American Dollar

A CoinNews photo of regular circulating versions of the 2016 Nixon, Ford, Reagan, and Native American Dollars. The U.S. Mint sells circulating-quality dollars in rolls and bags. The coins in the set are of a higher uncirculated quality with the Presidential dollars from the Philadelphia Mint and the Native American dollar from the Denver Mint.

The 2016 Native American dollar is the eighth issue in an annual series which showcases changing reverses that celebrate the important contributions made by Indian tribes and individual Native Americans. This year’s coin commemorates Code Talkers. It depicts two helmets with the inscriptions ‘WWI’ and ‘WWII’, and two feathers that form a ‘V’, symbolizing victory, unity, and the important role code talkers played in both world wars. The coin’s obverse continues to feature the image of Sacagawea.

Produced at the West Point Mint in an ounce of .999 fine silver, the uncirculated American Silver Eagle is different from past years. Instead of the traditional grooved or reeded edge, it has a flat edge with "30th ANNIVERSARY" lettering to commemorate three decades of Silver Eagles releases. The silver dollar is also available by itself for $44.95.

2016-W 30th Anniversary Uncirculated American Silver Eagle - Sides and Edge

CoinNews photos of the obverse, edge and reverse of a 2016-W 30th Anniversary Uncirculated American Silver Eagle

Photos of Last Year’s Set

Last year’s set, with photos of one below, ended last December with sales of 22,691. The U.S. Mint stopped selling it earlier than typical as Congress directed anniversary letting on every collectible American Silver Eagle sold in 2016.

Photo of the 2015 Annual Uncirculated Dollar Coin Set

Photo of last year’s 2015 Annual Uncirculated Dollar Coin Set. It has six dollars.


Photo close-up of coin obverses in 2015 Annual Uncirculated Dollar Coin Set

Close up photo of the 2015 coin obverses

Ordering

Priced at $49.95, the set is available from this U.S. Mint online page, or by calling 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468). There are no mintage, product, or household order limits.

{ 13 comments… read them below or add one }

Jim c December 14, 2016 at 3:09 pm

Wow !! Another chance for that west point burnished coin.. Between the proof and the burnished coins,, they find several ways to distribute these in multiple sets…

Seth Riesling December 14, 2016 at 3:25 pm

This is an unlimited mintage set & no household limit & will be available for a long time IMHO. I have them all, but only order one each year they have been issued for my collection. I actually like the packaging with coin info. printed on it.

Happy collecting everyone & Merry Christmas &.Happy Hanukkah!

-NumisDudeTX

joera December 14, 2016 at 11:29 pm

I have a couple of the 2013 sets. The reason I have 2 of them is because when I got the one I ordered first, the ASE did not have the “W” mint mark! So I called the mint about it and they said I could send it back and they would send me another one. I asked, “Is there was a chance it could be an error, a burnished Silver Eagle without the “W” mint mark?” She said it could be and that maybe I have something really worth keeping. So I kept it and just ordered another Uncirculated Dollar Set.
I think what I got is a set that was sold before and someone took out the burnished eagle and replaced it with the more common uncirculated eagle and returned it to the mint and the mint resold it to me.
What do y’all think? A rare error or a switch-a-roo?

Nels December 15, 2016 at 11:49 am

Joera, I was told by the mint that everything that was sent back they don’t resend out. At least if you complain about you got a crappy coin. Good Question and I would like to know the answer to that myself. I hope you have a rare set and not changed over. I don’t put much fath in the mint anymore!

RODNEY MOORE December 15, 2016 at 7:58 pm

Joera,
I’ve never gotten the annual uncirculated set before but if it is like some other sets that I have seen it would be kind of difficult to get one coin out and put another in its place without it being very obvious.
What do you and others think? Would it be easy or very difficult to swap the coin without the packaging being messed up?
If I were you, I’d be seriously trying to find out if it was an error. You should consider sending it in to NGC or PCGS and tell them the situation (send it in the packaging) and see what they certify it as?
I ordered this years uncirculated dollar set because of it being the anniversary for the eagle so this is my very first set of that type.

RODNEY MOORE December 15, 2016 at 8:07 pm

Nels, Read the very last sentence in this coinworld article written today. It says that undamaged returns are sent back to inventory to be resold. And you’d think Coin World would know what the procedure really is.

Link: http://www.coinworld.com/news/us-coins/2016/12/gold-winged-liberty-head-mercury-dime-sold-out.html

Joe December 16, 2016 at 4:00 am

joera, Definitely get the Silver Eagle graded. I never read or heard of a burnished or proof Silver Eagle with no mint mark. That would be big news for the coin collecters of the world. Good Luck

joera December 17, 2016 at 8:25 am

Thanks for the replies on my 2013 set.

Nels: Rodney Moore is right about the undamaged returns being resold. But I also agree with you in that I don’t put much faith in mint either. It seems like the mint would check returned items for things like damage or for things that have been tampered with in one way or another. Like maybe someone switching items to either get something better than they have or switch something for something completely different.

Rodney Moore: I did not notice anything obvious on the packing. What I did notice is that I can feel around the edge of the ASE holder and feel a small space where the two halves come together. It seems like you could open it there like on single coin holders. But the space is very small and it seems tight and no noticeable signs of it being opened. Is it possible? I think it could be. Just because now a days almost anything is possible. People can figure out ways to, as they say, “stick it to the man” or do just about anything all the time. I have thought about sending the whole package to NGC or PCGS but before I spend the money on what could be just a common uncirculated eagle, I want to show it to someone who could tell me if it is a burnished eagle or just an uncirculated eagle. Maybe a local coin dealer or anyone else who could tell the difference. But if I do show it to someone before I send it in, I will for sure always keep my eye on it.

joera December 17, 2016 at 8:56 am

Seth:
I would like to know what you think about my 2013 Annual Uncirculated Dollar Set. I think you have told me before that you use to work somewhere in the coin business and you seem to know more about coins, coin news and the US Mint than I or some others know. I also respect your opinion and comments you have posted on this site If I knew where you live I would love to show you my set in person to see what you thought about it. I really can’t tell the difference between the burnished eagles and the more common uncirculated bullions. I think the bullions have more of a bright shine look and the burnished have a more dull or satin look. In other words the bullions can be more “proof like” than the burnished eagles. I think?? lol

Seth Riesling December 17, 2016 at 11:41 am

joera –

What you have described on your 2013 annual Uncirculated $1 coin set is more than likely a set tampered with. Due to the way those sets are packaged, it would be very hard to cut open the sealed plastic without tearing part of the cardboard folder. But a sharp Exacto knife or scalpel could do it. Also, there have been no other reports of an Uncirculated Burnished finish ASE $1 coin of any year without a Mint mark. But, I would definitely have a coin dealer look at it to make sure. Good luck.

-NumisDudeTX

joera December 17, 2016 at 1:50 pm

Seth:
Am I right as far as what a burnished eagle looks like compared to the uncirculated bullion? The uncirculated bullion being closer to being able to be proof like than the burnished?

Seth Riesling December 17, 2016 at 3:07 pm

joera –

You are right on with your description of the bullion version versus the Burnished finish ASE $1 coins. The bullion version looks basically like any other regular silver bullion coin & appears a little “brighter” than the Burnished finish one which as you described has a dull, satin, “matte” finish. Of course, the Mint mark makes all the difference (on these in Proof & Burnished Uncirculated versions). The bullion versions have never had a Mint mark since the ASE $1 coin program began in 1986.

Happy collecting!

-NumisDudeTX

Nels December 20, 2016 at 1:31 am

Rodney Moore, I’m not saying coin world is wrong about coin returns being resold. I was just saying what I was told by the people taking your money at the mint… She said every return that is sent back is not resold. I believe coin world over them anytime! I don’t really think I said anything about not believing coin world. If I did then I apologize.

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