James K. Polk Presidential $1 Coins Available
by U.S. Mint
States Mint will open sales for rolls of
K. Polk Presidential $1 Coins on August 20,
2009, at noon Eastern Time (ET).
Priced at $35.95, the specially-wrapped rolls
contain 25 newly-minted
K. Polk Presidential $1 Coins. The coins were struck on
the main production floors of the United States
Mint facilities at Philadelphia and Denver. The
obverse (heads side) design features a dramatic
portrait of the former President and the
inscriptions JAMES K. POLK, IN GOD WE TRUST,
11TH PRESIDENT and 1845-1849. A striking image
of the iconic Statue of Liberty is on the
reverse (tails). Incused on the coin's edge are
the inscriptions 2009, E PLURIBUS UNUM and the
mint of origin (P or D). The distinctive
packaging displays the mint of origin, the face
value of the contents ($25) and the United
States Mint logo.
Collectors may order rolls of
K. Polk Presidential $1 Coins at the United States
Mint's secure Web site, www.usmint.gov.
Telephone orders will be accepted at
1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468). Hearing- and
speech-impaired customers with TTY equipment may
order by calling 1-888-321-MINT (6468). A
shipping and handling fee of $4.95 per order
will be added to all domestic orders.
The rolls of Presidential $1 Coins are also
available through the United States Mint's
Online Subscription Program. Customers may
enroll in the program to receive future rolls of
Presidential $1 Coins, and other select
products, automatically as they are released.
For more information about this convenient
ordering method, please visit www.usmint.gov.
The Presidential $1 Coin Act of 2005 honors
former Presidents in the order in which they
served in our Nation's highest office. Each
year, the United States Mint will issue four
Presidential $1 Coins bearing portraits of the
former Presidents on the obverse and the image
of the Statue of Liberty on the reverse. The
Presidential $1 Coin honoring Zachary Taylor
will be available later this year.
Created by Congress in 1792, the United States
Mint is the Nation's sole manufacturer of legal
tender coinage. Its primary mission is to
produce an adequate volume of circulating
coinage for the Nation to conduct its trade and
commerce. The United States Mint also produces
proof, uncirculated and commemorative coins;
Congressional Gold Medals; and gold, silver and
platinum bullion coins.