The US Mint has added Jackson’s Liberty First Spouse Gold Proof Coin to its sold out list, in a move that will shock collectors of the $10, one-half ounce 24-karat gold coin series.
With the exception of sell outs due to mintage limits met, past First Spouse Coins have been available from the US Mint for a year or until replaced by a following year release.
Jackson’s Liberty was launched on Aug. 28, 2008. Since 7,806 proofs and 4,493 of the uncirculated options have been sold as of Aug. 16, 2009 — well short of the combined 40,000 mintage limit — the common assumption was that the coin would remain for sale until the release of the Sarah Polk First Spouse Coins on Sept. 3.
The US Mint’s most recent price for the proof coin was $629.00. Collectors who wish to buy any now will need to turn their attention to the secondary market, and those options are somewhat limited. As an example, current eBay listings show only four available.
Jackson’s Liberty First Spouse Gold Coin reverse features an image of a mounted Jackson as he led his troops to victory over the British at the Battle of New Orleans. It was designed by Justin Kunz and sculpted by Don Everhart.
The .9999 fine gold proof features a rendition Lady Liberty as it appeared on the Capped Bust, Lettered Edge Half-Dollar minted during Andrew Jackson’s presidency, and was used since his wife died before he took office.
As of this writing, the uncirculated option is still available for $616.