Today, November 20, 2014 at 12:00 Noon ET, the United States Mint will begin sales for the 2014 American $1 Coin and Currency Set. The set provides a “distinctive pairing” of the 2014 Native American Dollar and a 2013 $1 Federal Reserve Note.
The set is created around the theme from the 2014 Native American Dollar, which commemorates how native hospitality helped to ensure the success of the Lewis and Clark expedition. The reverse design of the coin includes a portrayal of a Native American man offering a pipe while his wife offers provisions of fish, corn, roots, and gourds. The background contains a stylized image of the face of William Clark’s compass highlight the “NW” direction where the expedition occurred.
The $1 coin and note are placed within a tri-fold presentation folder containing related images and historical information about the Lewis and Clark expedition. A certificate of authenticity is printed on the package.
Based on the information provided by the US Mint, the press release, and the product description, there seem to be no special or distinctive qualities about the $1 coin and $1 note included in the set. Previously issued Coin and Currency Sets have sometimes included coins with a special finish or notes with a special serial number. In this case, the $1 coin is described as “uncirculated finish” with the “D” mint mark. The $1 note is described as 2013 series.
Each 2014 American $1 Coin and Currency Set is priced at $13.95. There is a product limit of 50,000 units with no household ordering limit imposed.
Update: Some readers have noticed that the product image identifies the coin as “2014 Native American $1 Enhanced Uncirculated Coin”. This is different than the press release which indicates an “uncirculated finish” (the identification used for coins in the annual Uncirculated Coin Set). I have reached out to the Mint to clarify whether the coin included in the set is actually different or unique in any way from those previously issued.