The Sarah Polk First Spouse Gold Coin will be released during 2009 as the twelfth release of the First Spouse Gold Coin Program. During 2009 a total of five different coins will be issued for the series.
The obverse of the coin features a portrait of Sarah Polk designed and sculpted by Phebe Hemphill. The inscriptions include "Sarah Polk," "In God We Trust," and "Liberty." Also included are the date, mint mark, years served as First Spouse "1845-1849" and order of the Presidency "11th."
The reverse of the coin depicts Mrs. Polk serving in the capacity of private secretary for her husband, President James K. Polk. Throughout their marriage, she had worked to further her husband's political career. The reverse was designed and sculpted by Phebe Hemphill. The inscriptions include "United States of America," "E Pluribus Unum," ".9999 Fine Gold," the denomination "$10," and gold content "1/2 oz."
Coins will be issued in both proof and uncirculated finishes. Each coin contains one-half ounce of 24 karat gold and is considered a legal tender numismatic item.
The release date for the Sarah Polk First Spouse Gold Coin is scheduled for fall 2009.
Other 2009 First Spouse Gold Coins:
- Anna Harrison First Spouse Gold Coin
- Letitia Tyler First Spouse Gold Coin
- Julia Tyler First Spouse Gold Coin
- Margaret Taylor First Spouse Gold Coin
Designer: Phebe Hemphill (obverse & reverse)
Sculptor: Phebe Hemphill (obverse & reverse)
Mint: West Point (W mint mark)
Weight: 0.5000 troy oz. (15.554 g)
Composition: 0.9999 fine gold
Diameter: 1.041 inches (26.49 mm)
Thickness: 0.074 inches (1.88 mm)
More Information: First Spouse Gold Coins