WASHINGTON — The United States Mint will accept orders for the James K. Polk $1 Coin Cover beginning noon Eastern Time (ET) October 1, 2009. The limited–edition coin cover, priced at $14.95, includes two circulating quality James K. Polk Presidential $1 Coins from the first day of mintage at the United States Mint–June 1, 2009, for the United States Mint at Philadelphia and June 15, 2009, for the United States Mint at Denver. The two $1 coins are mounted on a handsome display card with a 44–cent postage stamp. The postmark of August 20, 2009, marks the day the James K. Polk Presidential $1 Coins were first released to the public.
Customers may order the James K. Polk $1 Coin Covers at the United States Mint’s secure Web site, http://www.usmint.gov/catalog, at the toll–free number 1–800–USA–MINT (872–6468). Hearing– and speech–impaired customers 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 Presidential $1 Coin Covers are included in the United States Mint Subscription Program in which specific products are charged and shipped automatically as each new option is released. To learn more about this convenient ordering method, visit http://www.usmint.gov/catalog.
The Zachary Taylor $1 Coin Cover will be released in December.
The United States Mint, the nation’s sole manufacturer of legal tender coinage, was created by Congress in 1792. 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 date and time of noon ET on October 1, 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.