First Spouse Coins

The United States Mint on Thursday launched the Zachary and Margaret Taylor Presidential $1 Dollar Coin & First Spouse Medal Set for a price of $8.95, plus shipping and handling. Marking the fifth and final issues this year and the thirteenth since the product line began in 2007, the set includes an uncirculated Zachary Taylor […]

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The United States Mint on Thursday issued collector proof an uncirculated 2009 Margaret Taylor First Spouse Gold Coins for the respective prices of $754 and $741. The coins are the thirteenth in a series of commemoratives designed to honor former first ladies of the United States.

2009 Margaret Taylor First Spouse Gold Coins
Margaret Taylor First Spouse Gold Coins, Proof and Uncirculated Options – Click to Enlarge

The coins for Margaret Taylor feature a portrait of her on the obverse (heads side) that was designed by Phebe Hemphill and sculpted by Charles L. Vickers. The reverse (tails side) was designed by Mary Beth Zeitz and sculpted by Jim Licaretz. It features a younger Margaret providing comfort to a wounded soldier while her husband was engaged in the Seminole War.

Each contains 1/2 ounces of 24-karat, .9999 fine gold, includes the "W" mint mark denoting their production at the US Mint facility in West Point, and has a face value of $10.

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A five-medal set of the 1 5/16" 2009 First Spouse Bronze Medals has been released by the US Mint today. The set became available at 12 Noon ET and contains bronzes that bear the likeness of the First Spouse Gold coins which were released throughout 2009. (Margaret Taylor First Spouse Gold Coins were issued today […]

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With Margaret Taylor First Spouse Coins launching Thursday, Dec. 3, at noon ET, the US Mint will stop selling Van Buren’s Liberty gold coins, making Wednesday the final full day of sales. Van Buren gold proof and uncirculated coins went on sale Nov. 25, 2008, for the respective prices of $549.95 and $524.95. With the […]

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Orders for Margaret Taylor First Spouse Gold Coins open beginning at Noon (Eastern) on December 3, 2009, the US Mint announced Wednesday. The Taylor coins are the 5th First Spouse coins released this year and the 13th for the series. Proof Margaret Taylor First Spouse Gold Coin – Click to Enlarge Each coin is struck […]

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James K. Polk and Sarah Polk Presidential Dollar & First Spouse Medal Sets launched Thursday at noon ET and are available at the United States Mint Web site for a price of $8.95, plus shipping and handling. Marking the fourth issue of the product series this year and the twelfth since it began in 2007, […]

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Late this morning, the US Mint stopped selling Jackson’s Liberty First Spouse Gold Uncirculated Coins and 2009 Lincoln Cent Formative Years Two-Roll sets. Both are now listed on the Mint’s ‘No Longer Available‘ page. CoinNews reported a few days ago of the likelihood of Jackson’s Liberty getting pulled from Mint store shelves prior to the […]

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At 12 Noon (Eastern) today, the United States Mint launched the Sarah Polk First Spouse Gold Coins. Struck from 24-carat gold, these commemoratives honor Sarah who served as First Lady to James Polk, eleventh President of the United States.

Sarah Polk First Spouse Gold Coins

Marking the twelfth design in the series of First Spouse coins, the Polk coins are available in either proof or uncirculated condition. The proof will start selling for $654 with the uncirculated available for $641.

These prices are subject to change weekly based on the Mint’s pricing policy which links the market price of gold to the selling price for the precious metal coins. (For more information, see First Spouse Coins Price Grid.) A bronze medal in the likeness of the Sarah Polk gold coins will also be available for $3.50.

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Jackson's Liberty First Spouse Gold Uncirculated CoinSarah Polk First Spouse Gold Coins launch Thursday morning at 12:00 noon ET. Before then, expect the uncirculated Jackson’s Liberty First Spouse Gold Coin to go off sale. Why? US Mint practice with the gold series has been to discontinue the oldest offering immediately before launching the newest issue.

While that likelihood is exceptionally strong, it is not a 100% certainty. Take for example the Jackson’s Liberty proof sell out in mid August. The proof coin did not reach its maximum mintage, yet the Mint placed it in their "sold out" category weeks prior to the upcoming Sarah Polk coin debut. Mint practice can be fluid.

In a side note, the unexpected move proved to be a shot in the arm for the remaining coin. Uncirculated Jackson’s Liberty sales spiked the following week, rising 261 compared to the previous 34. These are not exactly blazing sales figures for US Mint coins. But they are rather impressive for the First Spouse Gold Coins series where many mintage figures will likely be considered scarce years from now.

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John and Julia Tyler Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Sets were launched Tuesday at noon ET by the United States Mint for $8.95 each, plus shipping and handling. Included for the price is an uncirculated Tyler Presidential Dollar and a 1/15 inch Julia Tyler Bronze Medal. The set is the third released this […]

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