Pat Nixon, Betty Ford and Nancy Reagan Medals in First Spouse Set

by Rhonda Kay on August 31, 2016 · 4 comments

The United States Mint is now accepting orders for its set of three bronze medals that feature former First Ladies Patricia Nixon, Betty Ford, and Nancy Reagan.

U.S. Mint image - 2016 First Spouse Bronze Medal Series Three-Medal Set

U.S. Mint image of its 2016 First Spouse Bronze Medal Set. The bronze medals are packaged in Mylar®, inserted into a folded card with product information, and placed in a custom-made envelope.

Each medal obverse (heads side) offers a portrait of the honored first lady with a portrayal of a scene that is symbolic of her life on the reverse. These designs were introduced earlier on 2016-W $10 First Spouse Gold Coins. The medals have a 1 5/16-inch diameter and are somewhat larger than the .9999 fine gold coins, and they are produced at the Philadelphia Mint from 90% copper and 10% zinc.

Below are brief design information and U.S. Mint images of the medals, along with links to CoinNews articles about their sister 24-karat gold coins.

Patricia Nixon

Pat Nixon’s commitment to volunteerism is symbolized on the reverse with stylized figures standing hand in hand around a globe.

Patricia Nixon Bronze Medal

Patricia Nixon Bronze Medal

Obverse
Designer: Richard Masters
Engraver: Don Everhart
Reverse
Designer: Richard Masters
Engraver: Jim Licaretz

 

Betty Ford

Reverses feature a young woman ascending a staircase, representing Mrs. Ford’s openness and advocacy regarding addiction, breast cancer awareness, and the rights of women.

Betty Ford Bronze Medal

Betty Ford Bronze Medal

Obverse
Designer: Barbara Fox
Engraver: Michael Gaudioso
Reverse
Designer: Chris Costello
Engraver: Renata Gordon

 

Nancy Reagan

The reverse design show Mrs. Reagan with her arms around two children during her anti-drug campaign to "just say no."

Nancy Reagan Bronze Medal

Nancy Reagan Bronze Medal

Obverse
Designer: Benjamin Sowards
Engraver: Joseph Menna
Reverse
Designer: Joel Iskowitz
Engraver: Don Everhart

 

Ordering

Priced at $16.95, this year’s First Spouse Bronze Medal Set is available from the U.S. Mint’s online sales page, right here, or by calling 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468). There are no household ordering limits.

The U.S. Mint is still selling the set from 2011, but those from 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 have sold out.

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Whistler August 31, 2016 at 2:17 pm

IF you want them buy NOW, the mint did a great job for COLLECTOS on the 2015, the went unavailable a couple weeks after issuance, UNLIMITED mintage, never available again & now gone from the website. Gotta luv it…..they don’t sell the Bronze’s individually any more & make a set disappear faster then a $300 set of PResidential dollars on HSN…hey they’re “rare” I heard

Ozzie September 10, 2016 at 3:02 pm

The Mint’s online sales page show them as Currently Unavailable.

Whistler September 12, 2016 at 4:18 pm

I told ya’ll!! let’s see if they return…….

Dwight September 13, 2016 at 3:56 pm

The U.S. Mint 2016 First Spouse 3 Bronze Medal Sets are No Longer Available. They were released 13 days ago on August 31, 2016.

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