The James K. Polk Presidential Dollar is scheduled to be released on August 20, 2009. This will mark the third Presidential Dollar coin of 2009 and the eleventh release of the series overall. Details of any official launch ceremony are yet to be announced.
The obverse of the coin was designed by Susan Gamble and sculpted by Charles Vickers. It features a portrait of James K. Polk and the inscriptions “In God We Trust,” “James K. Polk,” “11th President,” and the years of his presidential term “1845-1849″. After controversy of prior years, the motto “In God We Trust” was moved to the obverse of the coin.
The reverse of the coin carries the rendition of the Statue of Liberty designed and sculpted by Don Everhart. This is used as the common reverse design for the entire series. The inscriptions read “United States of America” and the denomination “$1″.
The coin has edge lettering which includes the motto “E Pluribus Unum” and the date and mint mark of the coin.
Production figures for the James K. Polk Presidential Dollar are yet to be known.
Other 2009 Presidential Dollars:
- William Henry Harrison Presidential Dollar
- John Tyler Presidential Dollar
- Zachary Taylor Presidential Dollar
Designer: Susan Gamble (obverse), Don Everhart (reverse)
Sculptor: Charles Vickers (obverse), Don Everhart (reverse)
Mint: Philadelphia (P mint mark), Denver (D mint mark), and San Francisco (S mint mark)
Mintage: To be determined
Weight: 8.1 g
Composition: 88.5% copper, 6% zinc, 3.5% manganese, 2% nickel
Diameter: 26.5 mm
Thickness: 2.0 mm
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