A 2015 Native American $1 Coin from West Point and a Series 2013 $1 Federal Reserve note from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York make their eagerly awaited debut today.
The coin features a unique finish and the $1 bill bears a distinctive starting serial number of "911." They are available together within a joint United States Mint and Bureau of Engraving and Printing product called the 2015 American $1 Coin and Currency Set.
Priced at $14.95 with a product limit of 90,000 and an order limit of 5 per household, don’t be surprised if these sets sell out quickly. Last year’s set did. They’re now selling for over three times their issue price with higher-graded examples of the set’s coin going for much more.
Like it, this year’s set has an exclusive Native American $1 Coin in an enhanced uncirculated finish. It marks only the second of its type in the Native American dollar series. Last year’s set introduced the first one, struck in Denver with a reverse design commemorating how Native American hospitality ensured the success of the Lewis and Clark Expedition.
The coin for this year’s set is from the U.S. Mint facility at West Point, augmenting its collectability. The West Point Mint normally strikes platinum, gold and silver coins. It’s not a complete stranger to $1 coins featuring Sacagawea, having made 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.
Designed by U.S. Mint Artistic Infusion Program artist Ronald D. Sanders and sculpted by U.S Mint Medallic Sculptor Phebe Hemphill, the reverse (tails) shows a Mohawk ironworker reaching for an I-beam that is swinging into position. Inscriptions read: "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA," "$1," and "MOHAWK IRONWORKERS."
The $1 coin’s obverse (heads) retains the Sacagawea design by sculptor Glenda Goodacre first introduced in 2000.
Last year’s set had an uncirculated Series 2013 $1 Federal Reserve note printed for the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City and without a distinctive serial number. This year’s set with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York designation has a serial number beginning with "911" in recognition of the Mohawk Ironworkers recovery efforts after the collapse of the World Trade Center twin towers in 2001.
When released, order 2015 American $1 Coin and Currency Sets from the United States Mint’s online product page right here. Place phone orders using 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468).
The coin and note ship in a tri-fold presentation folder containing historical information about the Mohawk Ironworkers.