First-day sales of the 2016 American $1 Coin and Currency Set reached 21,149 units, or 28.2% of the allotted 75,000.
Sets launched Thursday without a hitch. Collectors reported hassle-free ordering, fast processing, and prompt receipt of confirmation emails. Those who bought early and paid more for shipping were receiving their sets by this morning.
The general buying experience was a turnaround from last year when demand for 2015-dated sets bogged down the U.S. Mint’s online system. That set posted first-day sales of 44,344 units.
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 are exclusive to the set.
The U.S. Mint is promoting the notes as having low serial numbers. The order crossing our door includes $1 bills from the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta with sequential serial numbers beginning with three zeros.
Priced at $14.95, the U.S. Mint’s product page for the 2016 American $1 Coin and Currency Set is right here.
Stay tuned to CoinNews. We’ll publish more photos of sets next week.