The 2009 James K. Polk dollar coin was the 3rd Presidential $1 Coin released in 2009 and the 11th of the entire Presidential $1 Coin series which began in 2007.
The James K. Polk dollar honors our nation’s 11th president — who led our country from 1845 through 1849.
The dollar bearing Polk’s bust was released on August 20, 2009.
Did You Know?
The James K. Polk coin is the 3rd Presidential $1 coin to feature “In God We Trust” on the obverse (heads side).
Where To Find James K. Polk Dollar Coins
Most banks and even some stores have reserves of the James K. Polk dollar coin on hand. Another place to find dollar coins is from some vending machines — especially those within the mass transit systems of major cities.
If you prefer uncirculated examples of James K. Polk dollars, you’re in luck! Coin dealers and the U.S. Mint are selling the James K. Polk dollar in mint condition.
How Much Are James K. Polk Dollar Coins Worth?
James K. Polk dollar coins in proof condition are worth between $4 to $6.
Uncirculated versions sell for roughly $2 each.
Prices vary, depending on whether you buy the coin from a private coin dealer or the U.S. Mint.
For example, buying James K. Polk dollar coins by the roll or bag cost less than if bought in smaller quantities or as part of a proof or mint set.
Should any mistakes result during minting, interest could cause values of error James K. Polk dollars to rise quickly.
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