Proof James K. Polk Presidential Dollars (Buy on eBay) are special collectible versions of the standard circulating coin.
The United States Mint creates specially minted Proof coins with a sharp relief on polished and treated blanks. These coins have frosted raised design elements and mirrored background, which results in a striking cameo effect.
Proof James K. Polk Presidential Dollars were originally available as part of the 2009 Presidential Dollar Proof Set, the 2009 Proof Set, and the 2009 Silver Proof Set, issued directly by the U.S. Mint. Additionally, they were sold as individual coins.
The date, mint mark, and the motto “E Pluribus Unum” are located on the edge inscription of the coin. The Mint also created special packaging for Proof Sets so that collectors can view the edges of the coins.
James K. Polk’s Background:
James K. Polk was the 11th President of the United States of America. As a strong proponent of Manifest Destiny, he oversaw the expansion of the country by more than 1 million square miles during his team. Present-day Oregon and Washington were annexed form Great Britain, and Californian and New Mexico were added through the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo.
“I am heartily rejoiced that my term is so near its close. I will soon cease to be a servant and will become a sovereign.”James K. Polk, 11th President of the United States
- Born: November 2, 1795, Pineville, NC
- Spouse: Sarah Polk
- Served: 1845-1849
- Died: June 15, 1849, Nashville, TN
- Denomination: $1.00
- Composition: 88.5% copper, 6% zinc, 3.5% manganese, 2% nickel
- Diameter: 26.5 mm
- Weight: 8.1g
- Thickness: 2.0 mm
- Edge: lettered
- Mintage: 2,809,452