The U.S. Mint is now accepting orders for the 2016 American $1 Coin and Currency Set, which has a mintage limit of 75,000 units and is available for $14.95. A household order limit of 5 sets per customer has also been established.
This item includes an Enhanced Uncirculated 2016 Native American $1 Coin and a series 2013 $1 bank note that are only available as part of this set. The Mint’s product page for the item notes that the $1 bill will carry a low series number and derive from one of 12 Federal Reserve Banks located throughout the United States.
A Mint press release notes that both sides of the coin and note can be viewed when housed in their presentation folder, which features color images, historical information on Code Talkers, and a certificate of authenticity.
As noted previously, the obverse of the Native American dollar was designed by Glenda Goodacre and is common to coins in this series, having first appeared on the Sacagawea dollar in 2000. It features a rendering of Sacagawea with a sleeping child, with the inscriptions LIBERTY and IN GOD WE TRUST located in the field.
This year’s reverse includes soldiers’ helmets from World Wars I & II placed over feathers positioned to form a “V” for victory. Inscribed in the field is UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, $1, WWI, WWII, and CODE TALKERS. This side of the coin was designed by Thomas D. Rogers, Sr. The year, mint mark, and E PLURIBUS UNUM are included along the edge of the coin.
This is the third year that the Coin and Currency Set has been released in the present format. The Native American $1 coin contained in this year’s set carries the San Francisco Mint’s “S” mint mark, while last year’s set included a $1 coin with the West Point Mint’s “W” mint mark, and 2014’s set included a “D”-marked piece struck in Denver. The 2015 Set is still available from the U.S. Mint at the time of this writing.
For more information on the 2016 American $1 Coin and Currency Set, please visit the Web site of the U.S. Mint.
Portions of this article first appeared at Mint News Blog.