2013 First Spouse Bronze Five-Medal Set

by Rhonda Kay on December 16, 2013 · 0 comments

Today, Dec. 16, 2013, the United States Mint released its 2013 First Spouse Bronze Five-Medal Set. Its price is $16.95, the same as last year’s set but it had one less medal.

2013 First Spouse Bronze Five-Medal Set

The medals in the 2013 First Spouse Bronze Five-Medal Set

In the set are all five 2013 First Spouse Bronze Medals with designs matching this year’s First Spouse Gold Coins honoring Ida McKinley, Edith Roosevelt, Helen Taft, Ellen Wilson and Edith Wilson.

These 1-5/16-inch bronze medals are produced at the Philadelphia Mint. Obverses have a portrait of the honored lady and reverses portray a scene from her life. Summary design details and images of the bronze medals follow, along with links to CoinNews.net articles about the 2013 First Spouse Gold Coins.

Ida McKinley

Ida, wife to William McKinley who was the 25th U.S. President (1897-1901), is remembered for her work in crocheting thousands of slippers for charity. The reverse of her bronze medal symbolizes that work.

Ida McKinley Bronze Medal

Ida McKinley Bronze Medal

Obverse
Designer: Susan Gamble
Engraver: Phebe Hemphill
Reverse
Designer: Donna Weaver
Engraver: Renata Gordon

 

Edith Roosevelt

Edith, wife to Theodore Roosevelt who was the 26th U.S. President (1901-1909), is known for her work in restoring the White House. The reverse of her bronze medal symbolizes that by depicting the White House with a slightly off-center column and compass.

Edith Roosevelt Bronze Medal

Edith Roosevelt Bronze Medal

Obverse
Designer: Joel Iskowitz
Engraver: Joseph Menna
Reverse
Designer: Chris Costello
Engraver: Don Everhart

 

Helen Taft

Helen, wife to William Howard Taft who was the 27th U.S. President (1909-1913), is remembered for her role in bringing cherry trees to Washington. The reverse of her bronze medal features a branch of Japanese cherry blossoms.

Helen Taft Bronze Medal

Helen Taft Bronze Medal

Obverse
Designer: William C. Burgard
Engraver: Phebe Hemphill
Reverse
Designer: Richard Masters
Engraver: Charles Vickers

 

Ellen Wilson

Ellen, the first wife to Woodrow Wilson who was the 28th U.S. President (1913-1921), is remembered for creating the White House Rose Garden. The reverse of her bronze medal features an image of roses with the White House in the background.

Ellen Wilson Bronze Medal

Ellen Wilson Bronze Medal

Obverse
Designer: Frank Morris
Engraver: Charles Vickers
Reverse
Designer: Don Everhart
Engraver: Don Everhart

 

Edith Wilson

Edit, the second wife to Woodrow Wilson, is remembered for her unwavering support of Woodrow after his stroke. The reverse of her bronze medal features shows her husband’s right hand holding a cane with her left hand warmly on his.

Edith Wilson Bronze Medal

Edith Wilson Bronze Medal

Obverse
Designer: David Westwood
Engraver: Michael Gaudioso
Reverse
Designer: Joseph Menna
Engraver: Joseph Menna

 

Ordering First Spouse Bronze Five-Medal Sets

The 2013 for First Spouse Bronze Five-Medal Set may be purchased online by going to this U.S. Mint web page or by calling 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468). A $4.95 fee will be added to all domestic orders for shipping and handling costs.

Packaging for the 2013 First Spouse Bronze Five-Medal Set

Packaging for the 2013 First Spouse Bronze Five-Medal Set

The medals are mounted within a durable folded card, containing brief product descriptions, inside a special envelope.

These same medals appear in their respective 2013 Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Set for $9.95. The first one for William and Ida McKinley debuted on Nov. 19, the second one for Theodore and Edith Roosevelt went on sale Nov. 26, the third one for William and Helen Taft launched on Dec. 3, the fourth one for Woodrow and Ellen Wilson was issued on Dec. 10 and the final one for Woodrow Wilson and his second wife, Edith, launch on Thursday, Dec. 19.

The First Spouse Gold Coin Program and related products started in 2007. First Spouse Bronze Medal Sets for the years of 2010, 2011, and 2012 are still sold by the Mint.

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