|Výrobca:||United States Mint|
|Kvalita / Quality:||UNC|
|Náklad / Mintage:||2009|
|Emisia / Issue:||41 720 000|
The James K. Polk Dollar was released on August 20, 2009. It represented the eleventh release in the ongoing Presidential Dollar series, and the third release for the year 2009.
To coincide with the release of the coins into circulation, the United States Mint hosted an official launch ceremony for the coin in Columbia Tennessee. The ceremony was held at the former ancestral home of James K. Polk and attended by Andrew Brunhart of the United States Mint, John Seigenthaler, renowned author and journalist, and John Holtzapple, director of the James K. Polk House.
The obverse of the James K. Polk Presidential Dollar features a portrait of former President Polk. The obverse was designed by Susan Gamble and sculpted by Charles Vickers. The inscriptions include "James K. Polk," "In God We Trust," "11th President," and the years of his Presidential term "1845-1849."
The reverse of the coin will continue to feature the Statue of Liberty rendition as designed and sculpted by Don Everhart. This design representative of the concept of Liberty has been used throughout the series.
As a change from prior years, the placement of the “In God We Trust” motto appears on the obverse of the coin. The other famous motto “E Pluribus Unum,” the date, and mint mark will continue to appear on the edge lettering of the coin.
The mintage for the James K. Polk Dollar showed a slight increase from the levels of the prior release of the series. There were a total of 88,340,000 coins produced for circulation at the Philadelphia and Denver Mints.