The Abigail Fillmore First Spouse Gold Coins are the first of the spouse series to appear in 2010. They are, however, fourteenth in the series as a whole.
Abigail Fillmore First Spouse Gold Proof and Uncirculated Coin - Click to Enlarge
The United States Mint placed the 24 karat, 1/2 ounce gold coins on sale today at noon ET. The collector proof version is priced at $729.00 while the uncirculated option is listed for $716.00. These prices can change weekly depending on the weekly average of the London gold fix.
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.
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.