The 2008 First Spouse gold coins and bronze medal honoring Elizabeth Monroe are now on sale by the United States Mint. The Monroe gold coins are the first for 2008 and fifth in the First Spouse Gold Coin Series - a series that started off blazing hot.
The first three spousal coins were on fire and sold out within hours of their release. Secondary markets through eBay and the likes could not hold enough of the coins and their resell values were through the roof.
The market for spousal coins started teetering before the Dolley Madison gold coins were released. The Elizabeth Monroe coins are attractive collector coins and it will be interesting to see how, if at all, the market for the series will change with their release. As of late, volatile gold prices throws in an extra air of unpredictability.