1795 FLOWING HAIR 50C MS61
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In 1795, future president James Knox Polk was born in Pineville, North Carolina. The 11th President of the United States was the only president to have earlier served as House Speaker, winning the highest office in 1844 by promising to annex the Republic of Texas. This 1795 half dollar recalls the birth of a president.