First Spouse Coins

Jackson's Liberty First Spouse Gold ProofThe 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.

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Julia Tyler First Spouse Gold Coins launched today at noon. The coins mark the eleventh in a series honoring First Ladies of the United States.

Julia Tyler First Spouse Gold Coins

Each coin is struck from 1/2 ounce of 24-karat gold from the United States Mint at West Point. Proof and uncirculated versions are available, with a maximum mintage of 40,000 across both options. The exact ratio of proof to uncirculated are determined by customer demand.

Julia was the second wife of President John Tyler. His first wife, Letitia, had passed away while he was in office. (The US Mint released Letitia Tyler Gold Coins in July.) Julia was 30 years younger than the President, but a romance started to blossom a few months after Letitia’s passing.

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The US Mint on Tuesday launched the John Tyler Presidential $1 Coin & Letitia Tyler First Spouse Medal Set for $8.95. The set is the second released this year and the tenth since the popular offering began in 2007. Included for the price is an uncirculated Tyler $1 coin and a 1/15 inch Letitia Tyler […]

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The US Mint on Thursday launched the 2009 Letitia Tyler First Spouse Gold Coins. The 24-karat, $10 denominated commemoratives are available in two options — proof for the price of $629 and uncirculated for $616. A bronze medal bearing a likeness of the gold coins is also available for $3.50.   The coins are the […]

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The Louisa Adams First Spouse Gold coins launched in May 2008 to mark the sixth release in a commemorative program to honor American First Ladies. Thursday morning is the last opportunity for collectors to purchase these coins from the United States Mint, based on past Mint policy and practice. Further, they could be the scarcest […]

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The inaugural 2009 Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Set is now on sale at the United States Mint. The ninth set in the series that began in 2007 features William Henry Harrison on an uncirculated dollar coin and a likeness to the Anna Harrison First Spouse Gold Coin on a 1/15 inch bronze […]

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After two weeks of unbending sales figures, 2008 Elizabeth Monroe First Spouse Gold Coins appear to have closed down to a final tally of 12,452 sold. The coins recently went off sale (March 5) when the US Mint launched their 2009 First Spouse Anna Harrison Coins. For the numbers, 4,519 uncirculated and 7,933 proof $10 […]

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Anna Harrison First Spouse Gold CoinThe first in the series for release in 2009 and the 9th overall, Anna Harrison First Spouse Gold Coins will go sale Thursday, March 5, the United States Mint said in a press release Wednesday.

The 24-karat, one-half ounce coins struck in proof and uncirculated conditions will be available from the US Mint at noon ET, with launch prices set Wednesday.

If the average price of gold continues its trend below $950 an ounce, the proof will be listed for $629 and the uncirculated for $616. Or, $25 less than current 2008-dated spouse coin prices.

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US Mint gold coins have been selling like hot cakes. The American Eagle 2008 inventory is nearly exhausted. Only the 1/2 oz 2008-W Eagle Gold Uncirculated coin remains. And outside the already released 2009 UHR $20 Double Eagle, there are no Mint signs for when 2009-dated collector gold coins will launch. With these circumstances and […]

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Martin Van Buren’s Liberty First Spouse gold coin and a bronze medal replica are now available from the United States Mint. The 1/2-ounce gold proof and uncirculated versions are priced at $549.95 and $524.95, respectively. Both have a face value of $10, are composed of 24-karat gold, and have an overall mintage limit of 40,000.

Martin Van Buren First Spouse gold coin

A bronze medal bearing the likeness of Van Buren’s Liberty coin is also available for $3.50.

Dubbed "The Red Fox of Kinderhook" for his red hair, political acumen and birthplace in New York, Martin Van Buren was the eighth President of the United States. America was prosperous when Van Buren took office, but less than three months later the panic of 1837 occurred and was quickly followed by a five-year depression. Van Buren was voted out of office, making him the third president to serve only one term.

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