WASHINGTON — The United States Mint will open sales for rolls of James 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 James 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 James 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.