Release Dates Issued for 2015 American $1 Coin & Currency and JFK Coin & Chronicles Sets

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2014 Native American $1 coin, obverse

The U.S. Mint has announced dates for two upcoming releases that are likely to be greeted by high demand.

The first will be the 2015 American $1 Coin and Currency Set, set to go on sale on August 24 at a cost of $14.95 per unit. The set includes one enhanced uncirculated 2015 Native American $1 coin and one $1 Series 2013 note from the Federal Reserve Bank. Both the coin and the note come in a tri-fold presentation folder with an outer sleeve, and are only available as part of this set.

While last year’s set honored the role Native American hospitality played in the success of Lewis and Clark’s transcontinental expedition, this year’s focus is on the Mohawk Ironworkers, known for their contributions to the construction of New York City skyscrapers, including the World Trade Center.

The $1 coin’s obverse carries the image of Sacagawea used since 2000, with the word LIBERTY inscribed at the top of the design. To the left of the image are the words, IN GOD WE TRUST. A U.S. Mint press release describes the reverse image as featuring a “Mohawk ironworker reaching for an I-beam that is swinging into position, rivets on the left and right side of the border, and a high elevation view of the city skyline in the background.”

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2015 Native American $1 Proof Coin, reverse

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2015 Native American $1 Uncirculated Coin, reverse

 

 

 

 

 

 

Inscribed on the reverse are MOHAWK IRONWORKERS, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, and the coin’s “$1” denomination. The coins are 26.49 mm (1.043 inches) in diameter, 2 mm thick, and they bear a mint mark of W for the West Point Mint.

Each of the one dollar notes will carry a serial number beginning with “911” in acknowledgement of the Mohawk Ironworkers’ recovery work after the collapse of the twin towers in 2001. A certificate of authenticity is printed on the package.

Last year, the 2014 American $1 Coin and Currency Set sold out its entire 50,000 unit inventory in less than one week. A mintage limit has yet to be designated for the 2015 release.

Also on deck is the 2015 John F. Kennedy Coin & Chronicles Set, due for release at noon on September 15. It has a mintage limit of 50,000 and an order limit of two per household. Each set will cost $57.95.

The set will showcase three items: a 2015 John F. Kennedy $1 Reverse Proof coin that will bear a “P” (for Philadelphia) mint mark and will only be available as part of this set; a 40.60 mm (1.598 inch) John F. Kennedy .999 silver medal with no mint mark (also minted in Philadelphia); and a 1964 five cent John F. Kennedy postage stamp.

The reverse proof coin features a portrait of President Kennedy on its obverse, with the inscriptions JOHN F. KENNEDY, 35th PRESIDENT, 1961-1963, and IN GOD WE TRUST. The reverse design presents a “large, dramatic” image of the Statue of Liberty, along with the year of minting, E PLURIBUS UNUM, and the mint mark.

The obverse of the silver medal will also feature a portrait of the thirty-fifth president, with JOHN F. KENNEDY circling the outer edge of the design. The reverse bears the inscription INAUGURATED PRESIDENT along the top of the medal, with JANUARY 20, 1961 across the bottom.

The Kennedy Coin and Chronicles set will follow the Dwight D. Eisenhower release in the series, scheduled to go on sale at noon on August 11. It will be interesting to see how these releases fare in comparison to the 2015 The Harry S. Truman Coin and Chronicles set, which was released on June 30 and sold out in fifteen minutes. The Truman set had a per household purchase limit of five, while the Eisenhower and Kennedy sets will be capped at two, no doubt as part of an effort by the U.S. Mint to divide access more equitably among interested buyers.

(Updated to include reverse images of 2015 Native American $1 Proof Coin.)

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  1. Larry says

    According to Coinworld and Coinnews, the enhanced Sac will have a “W” mint mark and the mintage will be 90K. Again, like I have said before, put the date and mint mark on the obverse where it belongs!. This would have been nice as last years enhanced Sac had a “D” mint mark. Having a set and seeing the “D” and “W” would make the set more pleasing to the eye. Mint marks on the edge are ridiculous.

  2. KEITHSTER says

    Sorry Goldfishin just have not had much to comment on lately ! Will get My 10 of these but not the 27 I got of last years which now are looking to be the key Enhanced Sac. On the Trumans no need to polish them up yet but one of the boxes did arrive at Mom’s Yes that my better half with the inner lid stuck half way out but was taped correctly never seen that before. First thought was something may be missing and with no scale and being a libra just did the arms out with the other box of 5 and it seemed right but will check for real someday! Still sealed though but that seems hot still so could not tell how they look? As for the 3,000 S rolls must have been some kind of a deal because they have not be available for sometime and are know soldout!!! the last thing I got from the mint was the bags just in case and I don’t like the bags because of the extra marks but glad now as those should be gone soon also .Will not like the limit of 2 as I have no friends well with credit anyway but moms good for two so the bigboys will get their fill and the trumans will stay Tru –Man So Good Luck Man :>:>:>:>

  3. KCSO says

    Nice Article – thanks!

    Product limit of 90,000 for these & 50,000 for JFK C&C.., the mint just had to go and ruin a good thing..,

    Any chance we can get proper packaging paper around our mint items when they ship this time please…, small boxes bouncing around in big boxes doesn’t make them prettier…

  4. cagcrisp says

    Yep. Thanks for the article…

    90k and 50k…Hmmm….

    The Upside is……IF you want one, you should be able to get one…

  5. cagcrisp says

    With 22.5 hours to go before Launch here is where we stand. More participants than any other contest. Thanks Guys!

    Opening week numbers and Final Mintage

    KCSO 13,500 31,000 18 months
    cagcrisp 17,500 50,000 as long as it takes
    thePhelps 9,500 29,500
    GoldFishin 12,434 25,900 1st 12 months
    bob r 5,800 18,500
    ClevelandRocks 4,800 Around 30k by 2018
    gary 26,325 50,000 by end of 2015
    goat 19,820 50,000
    SilverFan 5,000 25,000 pulled at year end
    A different Jeff < 2,000 20,000 or less
    a Bob 8,876 37,205
    stephen m 11,225 50,000
    Zaz 8,972 34,883
    Sith 23,000 50,000
    jj 9,217 41,510
    Don 50,000 50,000
    ips_stuff 16,000 32,000 by end of 2015
    Steve 15,000 26,650
    DCDave 2,796 9,978
    Bernie in FL 2,478 28,920
    mattarch 1,200 28,900
    Tinto 3,300 26,200
    blackbeard 14,500 37,000
    paddy 8,350 50,000
    Jerry D 7,777 37,777 7's wild
    CaptainOverkill 9,000 17,500 by end of 2015
    TMMSR0127 6,500 24,500

  6. NcCoinCollector says

    On one hand 50K for the Kennedy set seems excessive. On the other hand when you consider all who purchased the clad, silver and gold 2014 Kennedy offerings it may still be low enough for them to appreciate in aftermarket value. Last years enhanced Sacagawea increased in value and it was set at 50,000.
    The Lyndon Johnson set mintage is the question mark.
    90K for the 2015 IronWorkers NA dollar is probably way too many. I just dont think the collector base can support it.

  7. Teach says

    The value of last year’s Sacabuck might go up in value since this year they are almost doubling the mintage.

  8. Teach says

    If whoever is writing this blog ever read the previous comments section, this person would have known that the information about the 90 K mintage had already been posted with a reference to another website with all of the same information they published today………..a day late and a Sacabuck short.

  9. longarm says

    This article says that the dollar coin and medal will be minted in Philadelphia, but on the product page at the Mint it says Multi (P) (S) So what will have the S mint mark?

  10. Eagle One says

    I’m in for the Ike’s. Still on the fence with the Kennedy RPs. However, as mentioned earlier, 50k is lower than any of the 50th Anniversary Kennedy’s. Yet, it is not a Kennedy Half – it’s a completely different coin. I’m out for the 2015-W SacBuck. I purchased five graded Enhanced 2014-D SacBucks last year and they haven’t appreciated much since then. It is 50K max or bust for me. I sure do love 17K though. I don’t think we will ever see this again.

  11. Mint News Blog says

    @ Teach: While I don’t doubt the accuracy of the mintage limit listed in the CoinNews article, I’ve been unable to verify it and so did not include it. — Dan

  12. Brad says

    Did anyone notice that the Mint screwed up on some of the 2014 First Spouse coin re-pricing? At the time of this writing, they have the dollar amounts switched on the Lou Hoover coins (Proof is $720 and Unc is $740), while the Florence Harding and Grace Coolidge Uncs are both $740 instead of $720. The 2015’s and 2013’s are correct.

  13. fmtransmitter says

    The obverse of the silver medal will also feature a portrait of the thirty-fifth president, with JOHN F. KENNEDY circling the outer edge of the design.

    What does that mean? The portrait circles the outer edge?

  14. fmtransmitter says

    @EagleOne: I disagree, I see the Mint going in the direction of other Mints, particular RCM, in making more and more products (out of clad if possible), dressing them up in fancy printing as I am SURE the BEP has brand new equipment with the amount of paper crap they have to print, and sell more and more low mintage products…

  15. cagcrisp says

    2015 HR LIBERTY Guesstimates:
    Opening week numbers and Final Mintage

    KCSO 13,500 31,000 18 months
    cagcrisp 17,500 50,000 as long as it takes
    thePhelps 9,500 29,500
    GoldFishin 12,434 25,900 1st 12 months
    bob r 5,800 18,500
    ClevelandRocks 4,800 Around 30k by 2018
    gary 26,325 50,000 by end of 2015
    goat 19,820 50,000
    SilverFan 5,000 25,000 pulled at year end
    A different Jeff < 2,000 20,000 or less
    a Bob 8,876 37,205
    stephen m 11,225 50,000
    Zaz 8,972 34,883
    Sith 23,000 50,000
    jj 9,217 41,510
    Don 50,000 50,000
    ips_stuff 16,000 32,000 by end of 2015
    Steve 15,000 26,650
    DCDave 2,796 9,978
    Bernie in FL 2,478 28,920
    mattarch 1,200 28,900
    Tinto 3,300 26,200
    blackbeard 14,500 37,000
    paddy 8,350 50,000
    Jerry D 7,777 37,777 7's wild
    CaptainOverkill 9,000 17,500 by end of 2015
    TMMSR0127 6,500 24,500
    Jon H 14,000 40,000

  16. fmtransmitter says

    Teach says
    JULY 29, 2015 AT 1:40 PM

    If whoever is writing this blog ever read the previous comments section, this person would have known that the information about the 90 K mintage had already been posted with a reference to another website with all of the same information they published today………..a day late and a Sacabuck short.

    I agree with Dan Teach, let HIM be the one to verify information and post as he gets it without relying on other websites information.

  17. Zaz says

    Not sure if anyone noticed nor cares, but all of the spouses dropped $25 appropriately except for Lou Hoover ( HP5/HP6). The proof dropped $45 to $720, while the unc only dropped $5 to $740 essentially swapping places with each other. Could be a steal for someone needing the proof. Rarely do these pricing errors happen on the website.

  18. Boz says

    on the homestead S rolls I believe the mint always reserves the right to come back and mint more during the year, and they have said in the past that it might be a possibility. i hope somebody in the know will investigate and find out who made the deal and why. nebraska is not a high population state but maybe the cornhusker football team will give them away as an enticement to pick up the lagging sale of season ticket packages?

  19. Louis says

    If the Mints starts shipping the Liberty coin quickly I bet people, meaning dealers mostly, will bring them to the ANA show and the TPG’s will give them special ANA show labels. But since the coin is not being sold at the show, maybe not.

  20. cagcrisp says

    “For $1,490 you get a 1 ounce 24kt gold coin in a small little box. I don’t know, if I was to buy this I would like the packaging to be a bit more dramatic being an initial design and release…”

    Cheap, cheap, cheap….An extra $50 above Buffalo and NO wooden box….Cheap, cheap, cheap…

    Even the FS have a wooden box…

  21. Louis says

    If you consider a half ounce AGE paid with CC runs about $620-630 most places, another $100 for the spouse coins is not so unreasonable.

  22. gary says

    @Louis… Makes sense to me. After all, there were those who paid big bucks for the 2013RP Buffalo and the 2014 gold JFK with those very special and beautiful ANA show labels and they should keep their ANA show plastic complete with a 2015 issue.

  23. Boz says

    agreed the spouse coins are not a bad deal for bullion, but for collectors not so much given what is left is likely returns and rejects

    the homestead 3 roll sets and bags still show available, so still time to get in on the coming price spike hysteria for Nebraska S coins

    anybody wanna invest in tulip futures?

  24. Louis says

    I am starting to think the Liberty coin may do better than we think. The $1490 price is a lot, but considering what Buffs and AGE proofs were before the recent decline in gold and the usual desire to get the first coins, and get them graded, we may just see a stronger start than many here expect. Not a sellout, but say 15-20K in the first two weeks or something. Not an official MNB estimate.

  25. J JONAH JAMESON says

    The Truman Chronicles set had the “(found only in this set!)” verbiage, and according to the article “The set will showcase three items: a 2015 John F. Kennedy $1 Reverse Proof coin that will bear a “P” (for Philadelphia) mint mark and will only be available as part of this set” has the similar verbiage. The Ike Chronicles lacks that verbiage. Is the Mint going to add these coing to another set?

  26. gary says

    No doubt more Jackie golds will be finding their way back to the Mint with the double dip price drop especially now that it is time to load up on the 2015 HR.

  27. Eagle One says

    @FM, I think 17k is about as low as the Mint is willing to go. The Mint may be testing the elasticity of demand for special clad dollar sets. Where did that odd number of 17K come from? Most likely a supply and demand model of some kind. Since everything sold out in 14 minutes. That means, they can raise the price, raise the mintage, and still sell out in less than a day. The one day sell out is probably very economical for the Mint. I’m thinking that 25K will be the sweet spot for the collector and 50K will be the sweet spot for the mint. Again, I think that we will never see 17K again. However, the frequency of these low mintage sets have increased as of late.

    With the Mint’s massive ordering bandwidth improvement to their web site – they are now in a position to try just about any possible marketing scenario.

  28. Boz says

    zaz thanks for the heads up. i placed an order for the proof Lou as I had been wanting to get it. maybe I owe you a dinner if the price is actually honored.

  29. Louis says

    No. not a fancy model. When the USM announced the 17K limit that referenced the sales of the 2 Roosevelt sets that had similar numbers in this range, and apparently did not factor in the importance of the first RP dollar.

  30. Boz says

    grace and flo are mixed up too, but irrelevent because the proofs are unavailable to order. somebody could gyp themselves ordering uncs at the wrong price though.

  31. Louis says

    I heard from the USM and the Sacabuc set has a “product” limit of 90K but no mintage limit. Could someone tell me what the difference is again?

  32. Larry says

    I was going to go to the ANA show on August 11, but just realized the IKE set goes on sale that day! Gotta be on the computer right at 12:00 eastern! Changing to the 12th to go to ANA.

  33. Bill says

    Product limit is for a set like Coin and Chronicles

    Mintage limit for a individual coin

    My guess

  34. CasualCollector says

    As Bill mentioned — Mintage Limit is TOTAL for the specific Coin/Commemorative across ALL different “Products” that include that coin

    For instance

    March Of Dimes Silver Dollar MINTAGE Limit 500,000
    March of Dimes Special Set has 75,000 of the MoD Silver Dollars

  35. Louis says

    Thanks, but that could mean the coin will be in other products, which did not happen last year. Must be the MNB cynicism is rubbing off on me.

  36. Goat says

    Ike C&C set will sellout in 1 hr. 15 min. Due to the Mints system won’t handle the customer capacity .? This will be a good test for the new system .
    I’m in on my five of the Sacabuck .
    Like the looks of people in high places and multiplying .
    I can see the John F. Kennedy C&C Set losing it’s two per household limit for a quicker sell out later.

  37. CasualCollector says

    @Louis
    They used the same verbiage for the 2014 Coin & Currency Set (Product Limit 50,000). I always wondered whether they would include the EU Sac in a different product.

    Eventually I convinced myself the C&C set was an interesting pairing with a Dollar Bill — which is anyone’s guess what the “Mintage” Limit is for a dollar bill — so because the Coin & Currency Sets have different products, maybe they cannot specifically set a “Mintage” Limit.

    I would be more comfortable if they added words about the coin that it is only found in the “Coin & Currency Set”

  38. Louis says

    Thanks, CC. I remember now. After upping the limit to 90K it would be sheer madness to also include in another product, which I don’t think will happen this year either.

  39. cagcrisp says

    2015 HR LIBERTY Guesstimates:
    Opening week numbers and Final Mintage

    KCSO 13,500 31,000 18 months
    cagcrisp 17,500 50,000 as long as it takes
    thePhelps 9,500 29,500
    GoldFishin 12,434 25,900 1st 12 months
    bob r 5,800 18,500
    ClevelandRocks 4,800 Around 30k by 2018
    gary 26,325 50,000 by end of 2015
    goat 19,820 50,000
    SilverFan 5,000 25,000 pulled at year end
    A different Jeff < 2,000 20,000 or less
    a Bob 8,876 37,205
    stephen m 11,225 50,000
    Zaz 8,972 34,883
    Sith 23,000 50,000
    jj 9,217 41,510
    Don 50,000 50,000
    ips_stuff 16,000 32,000 by end of 2015
    Steve 15,000 26,650
    DCDave 2,796 9,978
    Bernie in FL 2,478 28,920
    mattarch 1,200 28,900
    Tinto 3,300 26,200
    blackbeard 14,500 37,000
    paddy 8,350 50,000
    Jerry D 7,777 37,777 7's wild
    CaptainOverkill 9,000 17,500 by end of 2015
    TMMSR0127 6,500 24,500
    Jon H 14,000 40,000
    A&L Futures 50,000 50,000

  40. cagcrisp says

    I can die a Happy man…The Man has Finally entered the Contest…

    2015 HR LIBERTY Guesstimates:
    Opening week numbers and Final Mintage

    KCSO 13,500 31,000 18 months
    cagcrisp 17,500 50,000 as long as it takes
    thePhelps 9,500 29,500
    GoldFishin 12,434 25,900 1st 12 months
    bob r 5,800 18,500
    ClevelandRocks 4,800 Around 30k by 2018
    gary 26,325 50,000 by end of 2015
    goat 19,820 50,000
    SilverFan 5,000 25,000 pulled at year end
    A different Jeff < 2,000 20,000 or less
    a Bob 8,876 37,205
    stephen m 11,225 50,000
    Zaz 8,972 34,883
    Sith 23,000 50,000
    jj 9,217 41,510
    Don 50,000 50,000
    ips_stuff 16,000 32,000 by end of 2015
    Steve 15,000 26,650
    DCDave 2,796 9,978
    Bernie in FL 2,478 28,920
    mattarch 1,200 28,900
    Tinto 3,300 26,200
    blackbeard 14,500 37,000
    paddy 8,350 50,000
    Jerry D 7,777 37,777 7's wild
    CaptainOverkill 9,000 17,500 by end of 2015
    TMMSR0127 6,500 24,500
    Jon H 14,000 40,000
    A&L Futures 50,000 50,000
    Louis 15,000 35,000

  41. NDJAY says

    My guesstimate for the 2015 HR LIBERTY
    9917 for the first reporting and final mintage 49698.
    With those cheap boxes they have all these coins minted already. So they will be on sale for as long as it takes. They’ll get 302 returns that they can’t resell.

  42. cagcrisp says

    Resorted from low to HIGH….

    2015 HR LIBERTY Guesstimates:
    Opening week numbers and Final Mintage

    mattarch 1,200 28,900
    A different Jeff < 2,000 20,000 or less
    Bernie in FL 2,478 28,920
    DCDave 2,796 9,978
    Tinto 3,300 26,200
    ClevelandRocks 4,800 Around 30k by 2018
    SilverFan 5,000 25,000 pulled at year end
    bob r 5,800 18,500
    TMMSR0127 6,500 24,500
    Jerry D 7,777 37,777 7's wild
    paddy 8,350 50,000
    a Bob 8,876 37,205
    Zaz 8,972 34,883
    CaptainOverkill 9,000 17,500 by end of 2015
    jj 9,217 41,510
    thePhelps 9,500 29,500
    stephen m 11,225 50,000
    GoldFishin 12,434 25,900 1st 12 months
    KCSO 13,500 31,000 18 months
    Jon H 14,000 40,000
    blackbeard 14,500 37,000
    Steve 15,000 26,650
    Louis 15,000 35,000
    ips_stuff 16,000 32,000 by end of 2015
    cagcrisp 17,500 50,000 as long as it takes
    goat 19,820 50,000
    Sith 23,000 50,000
    gary 26,325 50,000 by end of 2015
    Don 50,000 50,000
    A&L Futures 50,000 50,000

  43. cagcrisp says

    2015 HR LIBERTY Guesstimates:
    Opening week numbers and Final Mintage

    mattarch 1,200 28,900
    A different Jeff < 2,000 20,000 or less
    Bernie in FL 2,478 28,920
    DCDave 2,796 9,978
    Tinto 3,300 26,200
    ClevelandRocks 4,800 Around 30k by 2018
    SilverFan 5,000 25,000 pulled at year end
    bob r 5,800 18,500
    TMMSR0127 6,500 24,500
    Jerry D 7,777 37,777 7's wild
    paddy 8,350 50,000
    a Bob 8,876 37,205
    Zaz 8,972 34,883
    CaptainOverkill 9,000 17,500 by end of 2015
    jj 9,217 41,510
    thePhelps 9,500 29,500
    NDJAY 9,917 49,698
    stephen m 11,225 50,000
    GoldFishin 12,434 25,900 1st 12 months
    KCSO 13,500 31,000 18 months
    Jon H 14,000 40,000
    blackbeard 14,500 37,000
    Steve 15,000 26,650
    Louis 15,000 35,000
    ips_stuff 16,000 32,000 by end of 2015
    cagcrisp 17,500 50,000 as long as it takes
    goat 19,820 50,000
    Sith 23,000 50,000
    gary 26,325 50,000 by end of 2015
    Don 50,000 50,000
    A&L Futures 50,000 50,000

  44. Dustyroads says

    Louis, I’ve thought the same thing before, but It’s just a blank space with no reason to fill. But to your subject, lol…you’re good!

  45. Bryt says

    Since they mentioned the $1 note start with 911, there are only 5 digits left, which means 99,999 notes can be used in the set. so the set mintage 90k makes sense, they can’t produce more.

  46. bigboy says

    Did the Mint not say the release of the kennedy chronicle sets was suppose to be 30,000 mintage or am I wrong??

  47. Jerry Diekmann says

    Larry – you had the first post on this thread, and I agree with what you said. Why anyone would want to put the date and mint mark on the edge of a coin is beyond me. Especially since the position of the date and the mint mark where it was previously was perfect. Donb’t tell me – another jerk in Congress coming up with some asinine idea?

    I hope the USM doesn’t become another RCM, but the pattern is certainly starting to show. I used to buy some coins from canada but I stopped doing business with the RCM when they started going overboard with weird denominations like 3 cents and $8.00, and it has only gotten worse with seemingly hundreds of different products being dreamed up every year. Maybe it’s a successfulm venture for them or they wouldn’t continue to be doing it, but I dropped out because it was becoming insane, and I saved lots of $ since then NOT buying coins from Canada. Besides, for all practical purposes, they only have one design per coin – at least the USM has different obverse and reverse designs.

  48. A different Jeff says

    Just a thought about the date/mint mark on the edge.
    Since the Pres dollars didn’t have room for these, the mint modified the design (because of legislation) presumably to reduce the cost and have uniformity among the different dollar series. Also, this should have eliminated the ‘missing edge lettering’ that could arise if someone ‘accidentally’ put Saca planchets in for a run of Pres coins.
    This all came about because of the missing edge lettering on some of the 2007/2008 pres dollars, as Saca dollars were blank edged at the time. That is also why the motto ‘In God We Trust’ was moved to the face of the Pres dollars in 2009.

  49. merryxmasmrscrooge says

    rev pf? ho hum. just base metals. after the Mint releases 50 more of these products, they will be worth little more than a threepence.

  50. Sherril says

    I just looked at the website and it says the JFK Coin and Chronicles release is the 16th not the 15th???

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