This bronze medal bears the likeness of the Sarah Polk First Spouse Gold Coin. The obverse features a portrait of Sarah Polk, while the reverse depicts Mrs. Polk working in the White House in support of her husband’s political career.
Program Information:Program Information:
In 2007, the United States Mint began honoring our Nation’s first spouses by issuing one-half ounce $10 gold coins featuring their images in the order they served as first spouse.
Both the obverse and reverse were designed and sculpted by United States Mint Sculptor-Engraver Phebe Hemphill.
Obverse – Phebe Hemphill Reverse –Phebe Hemphill Obverse sculpted by – Phebe Hemphill Reverse sculpted by – Phebe Hemphill
Struck Under Authority of:
Public Law 109-145
Philadelphia Mint (no mint mark)
Purchase Information:Purchase Information:
To ensure that all members of the public have fair and equal access to United States Mint products, any order placed prior to the official on-sale date and time, September 3, 2009, 12:00 noon (ET), shall not be deemed accepted by the United States Mint and will not be honored.