On November 20, 2014, the United States Mint offered a product known as the American $1 Coin and Currency Set. Although it was not initially noted within the mint’s press release or product description, the set contained a 2014 Native American Dollar or Sacagawea Dollar with a special enhanced uncirculated finish (Buy on eBay).
The set was promoted as a distinctive pairing of the 2014 Native American Dollar and a 2013 $1 Federal Reserve Note. The $1 coin and note were placed within a presentation folder containing images and historical information on the Lewis and Clark expedition. This complimented the reverse design of the $1 coin which carried the theme of native hospitality which ensured the success of the expedition. The sets were priced at $13.95 each with a product limit of 50,000 units and initially no household ordering limit imposed.
When the sets began to arrive in the hands of collectors, a special enhanced uncirculated finish was quickly noted. The U.S. Mint would confirm the use of the special finish which combined a standard uncirculated finish with a standard frost finish. This represented only the third time that the U.S. Mint had used an enhanced uncirculated finish and the first time for this particular series.
As word of the special finish began to spread, sales for the product spiked and an ordering limit of 5 sets per household was imposed. Amidst varying product availability, a sell out was soon attained for the special set and secondary market prices rose.
With a distinctive finish and a mintage of just 50,000 pieces, the 2014 Enhanced Uncirculated Sacagawea Dollar has become a popular key issue for the series. The U.S. Mint produced additional American Coin and Currency Sets for the following years, each containing Native American Dollars struck with an uncirculated finish. The 2015 set was limited to a production of 90,000 units and the 2016 set was limited to production of 75,000 units.
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