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Why add this 2009-W Gold Proof First Spouse Sarah Polk to your collection?
The 2009-W Sarah Polk Gold Proof coin is the 12th release in the First Spouse Series issued by the United States Mint. Struck at the West Point Mint, this coin has a reported mintage of 5,151. With a U.S. legal tender value of $10 dollars, this 1/2 Troy oz. of .9999 fine gold issue is sure to find it’s place in your U.S. coin collection!
All images honoring the accomplishments of Sarah Polk on this coin are by U.S. Mint designer/sculptor Phebe Hemphill. The obverse displays a beautifully detailed portrait of former First Lady Sarah Polk, with the inscriptions “SARAH POLK,” “IN GOD WE TRUST,” “LIBERTY 2009 W,” and “11th 1845-1849.” The reverse shows First Lady Polk working beside her husband in the White House as his private secretary; a position no other First Lady has filled. Sarah also had the dual responsibility of assisting with the writing of President Polk’s speeches. The border of this image contains the inscriptions: “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,” “E PLURIBUS UNUM,” “$10,” “1/2 OZ.,” and “.9999 FINE GOLD.”
This Proof Gold First Spouse Sarah Polk coin has been certified by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC). After close examination, it has been certified as Proof 70 Ultra Cameo. This is the highest grade available for proof coins! Collect all the First Spouse coins when you purchase yours from MCM today.
This 2009-W Sarah Polk First Spouse Gold Proof $10 NGC PF70 UC is proudly minted by the U.S. Mint. The United States Mint was founded in 1792 and manufactures circulating, collectible, and bullion coinage.
|Year of Issue:||2009|
|Display Weight:||1/2 oz|
|Weight in Grams:||15.5516 g|
|Weight in Ounces:||0.5 oz|
|Legal Tender:||United States|
|Obverse Design:||Sarah Polk portrait|
|Reverse Design:||Sarah Polk working as her husband's secretary|
|Reverse Designer/Engraver:||Phebe Hemphill|
|Obverse Designer/Engraver:||Phebe Hemphill|
Phebe Hemphill is a prolific American medallic sculptor and designer who has been on the sculpting-engraving staff of the United States Mint since 2006.
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