1/2 oz Gold First Spouse Coins

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First Spouse Gold Coins

The United States Mint honors the nation's first spouses by issuing 1/2 oz $10 Gold coins featuring their likenesses in the order they served as First Spouse. In 2007, the United States Mint released the first four coins in a series of Gold First Spouse coins. These Gold coins are the U.S. government's first 1/2 oz .9999 fine Gold coins and are also the first U.S. Mint commemorative 1/2 oz Gold coins – extending the U.S. Mint Gold options available.

The U.S. Mint issues First Spouse Gold coins on the same schedule as the Presidential $1 Coins honoring the presidents. With a face value of $10, these Gold coins are minted and released annually in the order the First Spouses served in the White House. Each First Spouse Gold Coin will be minted in Uncirculated and Proof conditions and will coincide with the release of the four annual Presidential $1 Coins.

First Spouses to appear on Gold U.S. Coins

In the order they served as first spouse:

1. Martha Washington (1789-1797)
2. Abigail Adams (1797-1801)
3. Thomas Jefferson's Liberty (1801-1809)
4. Dolley Madison (1809-1817)
5. Elizabeth Monroe (1817-1825)
6. Louisa Adams (1825-1829)
7. Andrew Jackson's Liberty (1829-1837)
8. Martin Van Buren's Liberty (1837-1841)
9. Anna Harrison (1841)
10. Letitia Tyler (1841-1842) & Julia Tyler (1844-1845)
11. Sarah Polk (1845-1849)
12. Margaret Taylor (1849-1850)
13. Abigail Fillmore (1850-1853)
14. Jane Pierce (1853-1857)
15. James Buchanan's Liberty (1857-1861)
16. Mary Lincoln (1861-1865)
17. Eliza Johnson (1865-1869)
18. Julia Grant (1869-1877)
19. Lucy Hayes (1877-1881)
20. Lucretia Garfield (1881)
21. Alice Paul (1881-1885)
22. Frances Cleveland (first term) (1885-1889) 23. Caroline Harrison (1889-1893)
24. Frances Cleveland (second term) (1893-1897)
25. Ida McKinley (1897-1901)
26. Edith Roosevelt (1901-1909)
27. Helen Taft (1909-1913)
28. Ellen Wilson (1913-1914) & Edith Wilson (1915-1921)
29. Florence Harding (1921-1923)
30. Grace Coolidge (1923-1929)
31. Lou Hoover (1929-1933) 32. Eleanor Roosevelt (1933-1945)
33. Elizabeth Truman (1945-1953)
34. Mamie Eisenhower (1953-1961)
35. Jacqueline Kennedy (1961-1963)
36. Claudia Taylor "Lady Bird" Johnson (1963-1969)
37. Patricia Ryan "Pat" Nixon (1969-1974)
38. Elizabeth Bloomer "Betty" Ford (1974-1977)
39. Eleanor Rosalynn Carter (1977-1981)
40. Nancy Reagan (1981–1989)
41. Barbara Bush (1989-1993)
42. Hillary Clinton (1993-2001)
43. Laura Bush (2001-2008)
44. Michelle Obama (2008-2016)
45. Melania Trump (2016-present)

Designs of the First Spouse Coins

The obverse of each First Spouse Gold coin features a portrait of the First Lady with an inscription of their name, presidential order and years of their term as First Spouse, along with the year of minting. The reverse of the highly collectible Gold coin highlights a unique image emblematic of that spouse's life and work.

Presidents without a First Spouse

When a president served without a First Spouse, a U.S. Mint Gold coin is issued bearing an obverse image representative of Liberty as depicted on a circulating coin of that era and a reverse image reflective of a theme of that president's life. The Gold coin is inscribed with the years and order of that president's term.

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