The 2016 coin and currency set from the United States Mint are now available, with the theme for this year's set being “Code Talkers” of World War I and II.
Code talkers used Native American languages as a basis for transmitting coded messages between Allied forces, most notably during WWII. The language and dialects of code talkers became the secret means of communication for Allied troops, and was critical to winning the war. This marked the first time in modern warfare that transmission of messages in native languages was used for the purpose of confusing an enemy. This code was used extensively during the wars and proved to be unbreakable.
The 2016 coin and currency set is contained in a printed tri-fold presentation folder. The first part of the folder holds one 2016 Native American $1 Coin, from the United States Mint at San Francisco, that the mint is describing as “enhanced uncirculated”(which is comparable to brilliant uncirculated to our non-US readers). Both the coin's obverse and reverse is visible, with the reverse displayed on the outside of the folder. On the centre fold of the card is one United States Series 2013 $1 banknote, from the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, featuring a low serial number. The third fold of the folder displays the printed certificate of authenticity along with item specifications and information about code talkers and their role in the war.
The reverse design of the 2016 Native American $1 Coin features two helmets superimposed over two feathers that together form a "V," symbolizing victory, unity, and the important role that code takers played in World War I and World War II. The reverse legend read: "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA," "$1," "WWI," "WWII," and "CODE TALKERS."
The coin's obverse again depicts the central figure of the "Sacagawea". This design has been in use since the first Sacagawea dollar coins were minted in 2000. The obverse legend reads as : "LIBERTY" and "IN GOD WE TRUST."
The set is available from the US Mint website for $14.95 with a limited mintage of 75 000 sets. The mint is placing an order limit of 5 sets on this item.