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.
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."