Mint released color-coded design sketches showing the different
finishes on the 2014-D Enhanced Uncirculated Native American dollar in
the 2014 American $1 Coin and Currency set.
at $13.95 with a product limit of 50,000, the set comprises the
Enhanced Uncirculated 2014-D Native American dollar, struck at the Denver Mint, and a Series 2013 $1 Federal
coin illustrated is a Native American dollar from the 2014
Uncirculated Mint set and is presented here to show the areas of the
coin where the different finishes will be seen. The coin image is not
an example of the coin from the set. The U.S. Mint does not yet have
for distribution images of the actual coin in the American $1 Coin and
to U.S. Mint officials, a wire brush application, to result in a
bright finish during striking, was executed to both the obverse and
reverse fields and artwork on the dies.
an Enhanced Uncirculated program, the base finish on the obverse &
reverse was wire brushed," according to Mint officials.
"This was developed specifically for this program and implemented
into production for the first time. This approach gives the coins a
bright finish without appearing polished, like proof coins do.
the obverse, standard laser frosting was applied to the field and
particular elements of the artwork to accentuate the design. Specific
elements of the artwork and all lettering are in the wire brush finish
to further accentuate them against the laser frosted field.
the reverse, standard laser frosting was applied to the field. A
lighter level of laser frosting was then applied to particular
elements of the artwork to enable it to stand out. Specific elements
of the artwork, all lettering and the compass are in the wire brush
finish to further accentuate the design."
obverse and reverse artwork was then laser-frosted according to the
following color key:
— Standard Uncirculated Finish.
— Standard Frost Finish.
— Light Frost Finish.