James K. Polk & Sarah Polk Presidential Dollar & First Spouse Medal Set

by admin on September 19, 2009

in First Spouse Medals,US Mint

James K. Polk & Sarah Polk Presidential Dollar & First Spouse Medal SetThe US Mint released the latest Presidential Dollar and First Spouse Set featuring James K. Polk on a uncirculated $1 and Sarah Polk on a bronze medal.

The Mint issued the set on Thursday, Sept. 17, 2009, for $8.95. It includes the $1 and medal within a plastic card that bears the pairs portrait with information on the back.

The set is the fourth for 2009 and the twelfth in a very popular collector series that honors both former Presidents and First Ladies.

The obverse or heads side of the Presidential dollar was designed by Susan Gamble and sculpted by Charles Vickers. It features an image of James K. Polk with the inscriptions "James K. Polk", "In God We Trust", "11th President" and "1845 -1849."

The obverse of the 1 5/16 inch bronze medal features the portrait of Sarah Polk and was designed and sculpted Phebe Hemphill. The medal reverse depicts depicts Mrs. Polk working in the White House in support of her husband’s career.

Online ordering is available for the set on the US Mint page:

2009 US Mint Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Set™ – James K. Polk (XP3)

Orders may also be placed via the Mint’s toll-free number, 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468). Hearing and speech-impaired customers may order by calling 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.

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