2009 James K. Polk P or D Mint Presidential Dollar Coin (UNC) - Brilliant Uncirculated
- Composed of 88.5% Copper, 6% Zinc, 3.5% Manganese and 2% Nickel.
- Released August 20th, 2009 (11th release of the series).
- The obverse shows a portrait of the President's likeness, their name, the number in which president they were, and the years in which they served.
- The reverse features a Statue of Liberty design done by Don Everhart of the United States Mint, along with the words "United States of America" and "$1".
- These coins feature a lettered edge with the words "E Pluribus Unum," "In God We Trust," its year of mintage and its corresponding mint branch - (P) for Philadelphia or (D) for Denver.
- Sovereign coin backed by the United States government with a face value of $1.00.
James Knox Polk (November 2, 1795 - June 15, 1849) was the eleventh President of the United States (1845-1849). Polk was born in North Carolina, but moved to Tennessee early on. Polk, A Democrat, served as Speaker of the House (1835-1839) and Governor of Tennessee (1839-1841) prior to becoming president. A supporter of Andrew Jackson, Polk was the last strong pre-Civil War president. Polk is noted for his foreign policy successes, including the successful Mexican-American War.
He was the first President of the United States to be photographed frequently while in office. He also established a treasury system that lasted until 1913. Polk was the first president to retire after a single term without seeking re-election. He died of cholera three months after his term ended. Scholars have ranked him 8th to 12th on the list of greatest presidents for his ability to set an agenda and achieve all of it.
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All coins ship in protective plastic. Larger orders may ship in tubes.