James K. Polk was the eleventh President of the United States. Therefore, the James Polk Dollar was also the eleventh design issued in the Presidential Dollar Coin Program.
Obverse: A portrait of James Polk is featured on the coin along with the inscriptions, James K. Polk which are located right above his own portrait. Arched below Polk, are the inscriptions, 11th President 1845-1849, or the years in which he served as President of the United States.
Reverse: The reverse of the coin features the Statue of Liberty along with a $1 symbol under Liberty’s right arm, with the $1 symbol, indicating the legal tender value of the coin. The words, United States of America, are also encircled around the coin.
Edge: The edge inscriptions will read 2009-P which refer to the date in which the coins were officially released into circulation, along with the P mint mark, representing the Mint in which the coins were produced. Circulation strike coins go through a Schuler edge lettering machine which applies inscriptions on the coins edge.
Position B: The coin's edge lettering reads normally when the President's portrait faces up.
Release Date: The James Polk circulation strike Presidential Dollars were officially released on August 20, 2009.
Public Law: James K. Polk Dollars were struck under the Presidential Dollar Coin Program Act, which was authorized under Public Law 109-145.