Presidential Silver Medal in Honor of James K. Polk available February 14

James K. Polk Presidential Silver Medal

The James K. Polk Presidential Silver Medal will be available for purchase directly from the United States Mint (Mint) beginning February 14 at noon ET. Polk was the nation’s 11th U.S. president, serving from March 4, 1845, to March 3, 1849.

The Treasury Department has a long tradition of honoring each President of the United States with an official bronze medal struck by the Mint. The Mint now reproduces this series of medals in 99.9% fine silver, each measuring 1.598 inches in diameter.

The obverse (heads) of the James K. Polk Presidential Silver Medal is by sculptor John Gadsby Chapman, and the reverse (tails) is by sculptor John Reich, assistant engraver to the United States Mint in the early 19th century .

The obverse features Polk’s portrait with the inscriptions “JAMES K. POLK”, “PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES” and “1845” along the rim of the medal. The reverse bears the inscription “PEACE AND FRIENDSHIP”, symbolized by two hands joined as a sign of friendship. On the left wrist cuff are three stripes and buttons; the other wrist is bare. Above the hands, the peace pipe and the tomahawk are crossed over each other.

Each medal is encapsulated and accompanied by a certificate of authenticity.

The James K. Polk Presidential Silver Medal is priced at $65. To set up a REMEMBER ME alert for this product, visit: https://catalog.usmint.gov/james-polk-presidential-silver-medal-S811.html/ (product code S811).

To see other medals from this series, visit: https://catalog.usmint.gov/medals/presidential/silver-presidential-medals/.

Presidential Silver Medals are also available for purchase through the Mint’s Product Enrollment Program. For more details, visit us online at: https://catalog.usmint.gov/presidential-silver-medal-enrollment-RJ.html/.

About the United States Mint

Congress created the United States Mint in 1792, and the Mint became part of the Treasury Department in 1873. As the only domestic manufacturer of legal tender coins, the Mint is responsible for the production of coins of currency in circulation so that the Nation can conduct its trade and commerce. . The Mint also produces numismatic products, including proof, uncirculated, and commemorative coins; Congressional Gold Medals; silver and bronze medals; and silver and gold bullion coins. Its numismatic programs are self-contained and operate at no cost to taxpayers.

Note: To ensure that all members of the public have fair and equal access to United States Mint products, United States Mint will not accept or honor orders placed before the official on-sale date of February 14, 2022, at noon EST.

To reduce the risk of employee exposure to COVID-19 in the workplace, the Mint’s sales centers are closed until further notice. Additionally, due to operational adjustments in response to COVID-19, our customer service representatives are available to answer any questions you may have, but are unable to accept credit card information or place your order. by telephone. Please use our website for all orders at this time.

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