WASHINGTON — The United States Mint will open sales of the 2009 United States Mint Presidential $1 Coin and First Spouse Medal Set™ (James K. Polk – Sarah Polk) on September 17, 2009, at noon Eastern Time (ET).
The set, offered at $8.95, contains an uncirculated James K. Polk Presidential $1 Coin and a Sarah Polk First Spouse Bronze Medal bearing the same likeness featured on the First Spouse Gold Coin minted in her honor. The coin and medal are mounted on a durable plastic card enhanced with handsome portraits of the President and first spouse. Issuance information is annotated on the back of the card.
The United States Mint will accept orders for the 2009 United States Mint Presidential $1 Coin and First Spouse Medal Set (James K. Polk – Sarah Polk) at http://www.usmint.gov/catalog or at 1–800–USA–MINT (872–6468). Hearing– and speech–impaired customers with TTY equipment may call 1–888–321–MINT (6468).
A Presidential $1 Coin and First Spouse Medal Set honoring President Zachary Taylor and Margaret Taylor will be released in December.
The United States Mint, created by Congress in 1792, 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 silver, gold and platinum bullion coins.
NOTE: To ensure that all members of the public have fair and equal access to United States Mint products, orders placed prior to the official on–sale time and date of noon ET on September 17, 2009, shall not be deemed accepted by the United States Mint and will not be honored. For more information, please review the United States Mint’s Frequently Asked Questions, Answer ID #175.