Over the weekend, I received my 2014 American $1 Coin and Currency Set and wanted to share some images of the actual coin and note included in the set. A reader also contributed images, some of which are included below.
The obverse of the coins uses a standard uncirculated finish combined with a standard frost finish. The uncirculated finish is slightly reflective, while the standard frost finish is slightly grainy to create the frosted appearance.
The reverse is supposed to use three different finishes consisting of the standard uncirculated finish, standard frost finish, and a light frost finish for certain elements. There is only a subtle difference between the standard frost and light frost finish. The contrast of these two finishes compared to the uncirculated finish is much more apparent.
Here is a close up provided by the reader, which shows the date and “D” mint mark for the Denver Mint.
A second close up shows the surface with the standard frost finish.
And here is an extreme close up of the finish with the designer’s initials shown.
Lastly, here is an image of the $1 note included with my set.
Since last Monday, the product has been indicated as “Currently Out of Stock” on the US Mint’s website. Due to the fact that the product cannot be ordered, there has been some chatter back and forth about whether this means that the product is actually sold out. In order to clear this up, I made an inquiry to the Mint regarding the status of the product and specifically asked if they could confirm whether or not the product was sold out.
Here is the response I received:
As of 2:00 p.m., Monday, December 1, the 2014 American $1 Coin & Currency Set is Out of Stock.
When products are in an “Out of Stock” status, this means we do not have inventory of the product and we do not have an anticipated in stock date. Products in this status cannot be ordered online or through our customer contact center, but you can request to be reminded when the product will be returning to sale (through the “Remind Me” function on the product detail page.)
As per the November 23, 2014, Cumulative Numismatic Sales Report, sales of the 2014 American $1 Coin & Currency Set (TA9) are 9,720 units.
Update: Sales report just posted on CoinUpdate.com with cumulative sales reaching 14,073 units.