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.
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.
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.