James K. Polk Presidential Silver Medal Sales Begin Today

The United States Mint will begin sales of the first Presidential Silver Medal starting later today. The James K. Polk Presidential Silver Medal will go on sale at Noon Eastern, 9:00 AM Pacific on the Mint’s site. The medal, the first of four scheduled for release in 2022, is priced at $65.00.

The medal honors the 11th President of the United States. James Polk served as President from 1845 to 1849. He previously was the 13th Speaker of the House of Representatives (1835–1839) and ninth governor of Tennessee (1839–1841). You can read more about President Polk here.

For those who are enrolled in the medal’s Enrollment Program at the Mint, be sure to check your email as the Mint has already sent confirmation emails to subscribers that their orders for the medal have been placed.

As has been the case with the Presidential Silver Medal series, the Obverse features a portrait of the honored President with the common Reverse that has been found throughout the series with the exception of the Harrison medal given his short time in office.

The reverse features the inscription “PEACE AND FRIENDSHIP,” symbolized by two hands clasped in token of amity. On the cuff of the left wrist are three stripes and buttons; the other wrist is bare. Above the hands, the pipe of peace and the tomahawk are crossed over each other.

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James Polk Presidential Silver Medal (Image Courtesy of The United States Mint)
James Polk Presidential Silver Medal (Image Courtesy of The United States Mint)

As readers can likely guess, the Polk Presidential Medal is the eleventh medal to be released in the series and is the first of four medals set for release in 2022. The medal is 99.999% pure silver. There is no mintage or production limit for the Presidential Silver Medal series so they should remain available for years to come.

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