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August 2009 Highlights.
1.  James K. Polk Presidential $1 Coin Rolls On Sale Now!
James K. Polk Presidential $1 Coin Rolls

James K. Polk was the 11th President of the United States and the third featured in the 2009 Presidential $1 Coin Series.   The coin features a likeness of James K. Polk on the obverse along with the inscriptions IN GOD WE TRUST and 1845-1849.   The reverse design is a striking rendition of the Statue of Liberty.   These coins are available in rolls of 25 from both the United States Mint facilities at Philadelphia and Denver.   Buy both rolls today!


2.  2009 Lincoln Cent Two-Roll Set "Professional Life" Now Available!
2009 Lincoln Cent "Professional Life"

The third coin in the 2009 Lincoln Bicentennial One Cent Program is now available in two-roll sets, one roll from both the United States Mint facilities at Philadelphia and Denver.   The "Professional Life" design depicts Lincoln as a young professional standing in front of the old state capitol building in Springfield, Illinois.   These historic coins are available for a limited time only! Order yours today!


3.  2009 United States Mint First Spouse Gold Coins – Julia Tyler Available for Sale!
2009 United States Mint First Spouse Gold Coin—Julia Tyler

The third coin released in 2009 in the First Spouse Gold Coin Series honors Julia Tyler.   A portrait of Julia Tyler, the second wife of President John Tyler, is featured on the obverse of the coin, while the reverse depicts President and Mrs. Tyler dancing at a White House Ball.   Struck in 24-karat gold, this one–half ounce coin is available in proof and uncirculated conditions.   Bronze medal duplicates are also available.   Order these products today!

The 2009 United States Mint Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Set™ – John Tyler (Julia Tyler) is also available for purchase.


4.  New Quarters Coming in 2010!
New Quarters Coming in 2010

Beginning next year, the United States Mint will issue quarters featuring national parks and other national sites under the "America's Beautiful National Parks Quarter Dollar Coin Act of 2008."  Five times a year you will see a new reverse design emblematic of a national park or site.   The sites selected for this exciting new series of quarters are representative of each state, the District of Columbia and U.S. territories—Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the Northern Mariana Islands. An image of George Washington will remain on the obverse.   Watch for an official announcement of the 56 selected national parks and sites, and the order of their release later this summer!


5.  Upcoming Product Releases!
Upcoming Product Releases
First Spouse One-Half Ounce Gold Coin – Sarah Polk 9/3/2009
Sarah Polk Bronze Medal 1 5/16" 9/3/2009
American Samoa Official First Day Coin Cover 9/8/2009
United States Mint Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Set – James K. Polk 9/17/2009
U.S. Virgin Islands Quarters Bags and Two-Roll Sets 9/28/2009

6.  Coins in Space
The 2009 Louis Braille Bicnetennial Silver Dollar and Nero

The 2009 Louis Braille Bicentennial Silver Dollar is the Coin of the Month for August and a recent space traveler!   Let Flip the Mint Seal tell you about the reason behind this coin's trip aboard a space shuttle and the special letters written on it!


7.  Back to School…Get Your Lesson Plans
Back to School Lesson Plans

Teachers! Enhance your curricula with lesson plans from the United States Mint! Our lesson plans are created by real teachers like you.   These plans have not only passed the "kid test," but were developed with national standards in mind.   What's more, the Teachers area is being redesigned to make it an ever–more–useful and easy–to–use resource for educators across the country, across subject areas, and across the K–through–12 spectrum.   Come and see how you can enliven and enrich your plans for the new school year with FREE United States Mint lesson plans!


James K. Polk Presidential $1 Coin Rolls 2009 Lincoln Cent "Professional Life" 2009 United States Mint First Spouse Gold Coin—Julia Tyler New Quarters Coming in 2010 Upcoming Product Releases The 2009 Louis Braille Bicnetennial Silver Dollar and Nero Back to School Lesson Plans
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