On Thursday, December 1, 2011, the United States Mint placed the Lucretia Garfield First Spouse Gold Coins and bronze medal on sale. The proof version started at $1,029.00 and the uncirculated opened at $1,016.00, but the coins’ prices may fluctuate weekly depending on the prevailing cost of gold. Their denomination is $10.
2011 Lucretia Garfield First Spouse Gold Coins (Proof and Uncirculated)
A maximum mintage of 15,000 has been set by the US Mint for the Lucretia Garfield First Spouse Gold Coins, although it seems unlikely that orders will reach that limit. Last year’s offerings saw demand diminish to a range falling between 8,000 and 13,000. Great for potential values of the coins down the road, but not for the series in terms of its popularity with collectors. [click to continue…]
On Thursday, September 1, 2011, the United States Mint released the Lucy Hayes First Spouse Gold Coins and bronze medal. The face value of the two gold coins are the standard $10, but their price is beyond any debuting coins in the series.
2011 Lucy Hayes First Spouse Gold Coins (Proof and Uncirculated)
When the coins launched, they were listed $1,054.00 for the proof strikes and $1,041.00 for the uncirculated strikes, which was the highest starting point since the program began in 2007. In fact when the first coins, celebrating Martha Washington, appeared on June 19, 2007, the proofs cost $429.95 and the uncirculated were $410.95. Of course back then, the price of gold on the London Fix that afternoon was only $656.30. [click to continue…]
Lower prices were short lived. Gold trended back up, so the United States Mint increased prices for First Spouse Gold Coins on Wednesday, May 25, back to the highest level seen in the series. The one-half ounce 24-karat gold coins are $929 for each proof and $916 for each uncirculated.
Pulling in the highest sales were the Eliza Johnson coins. During their second full week of availability, collectors bought 135 more Johnson coins than they did in the prior round. 440 proofs and 276 uncirculated coins were purchased, most likely while the prices were lower, versus 366 and 215 previously. [click to continue…]
Returns, cancellations, and/or accounting corrections negatively affected most of the First Spouse Gold Coin sales performance, the latest United States Mint sales data revealed. Their cumulative total tumbled by -350 compared to what seemed like a remarkable high of 968 in the prior report.
The biggest decrease happened to the uncirculated Buchanan’s Liberty option. In the previous round, it jumped by 493, but this time the uncirculated Buchanan’s Liberty total dropped by -418 from 5,579 down to 5,161. [click to continue…]
2011 First Spouse gold coin designs were finalized and unveiled by the US Mint earlier this month via a press release. The four coins honor the wives of the 17th through the 20th Presidents of the United States. The ladies are Eliza Johnson, Julia Grant, Lucy Hayes and Lucretia Garfield.
The obverse of each coin is a portrait of the First Lady, and the reverse portrays a significant moment or aspect of their lives. [click to continue…]
US Mint sales figures revealed a loss in demand for First Spouse Gold Coins even though prices dropped by $25 last Wednesday, January 26. Overall, 274 coins sold, compared to 437 in the previous week. Mary Lincoln proof coins returned to the top spot and her companion Presidential Dollar and First Spouse Medal Set continued its leading streak.
It had been a few weeks since the Mary Lincoln First Spouse Coins had the highest weekly sales, since all of the attention had been going to Buchanan’s Liberty coins recently. In this round, her proofs climbed by 89. Buchanan’s proof version tied for second place with Lincoln’s uncirculated. Each had 43 in sales. The only coin that did not pick up much was Abigail Fillmore’s uncirculated, which only added 7. [click to continue…]
Sales certainly slowed for First Spouse Gold Coins and their companion Presidential $1 and First Spouse Medal Sets in the latest round of United States Mint sales figures. Buchanan’s Proof Liberty First Spouse coin beat both of Mary Lincoln’s gold coins combined. In all, the US Mint sold 262 coins versus 601 in the prior report.
Buchanan’s Proof Liberty leaped by 103. It was the only one in triple digits. The next closest was Mary Lincoln’s uncirculated version with a gain of 43. The third top seller was Jane Pierce’s Proof, which moved by 40. [click to continue…]
United States Mint sales figures were quite good for the Abraham Lincoln Presidential $1 and First Spouse Medal Set and the proof versions of three First Spouse Gold Coins. Abigail Fillmore and Buchanan’s Liberty gold coins both beat out Mary Lincoln’s proof for the top spots.
Collectors gobbled up another 997 of the Abraham and Mary Lincoln Presidential $1 and First Spouse Medal Sets in this round and pushed their new total to 8,444. The set has only been on sale for a little more than two weeks. [click to continue…]
One of the top sellers in the most recent United States Mint sales figures was the Abraham Lincoln Presidential $1 and First Spouse Medal Set, for the second week in a row. 3,753 sold in the first few days and another 3,694 flew off Mint shelves this past week. The total came to 7,447, a most impressive start.
The other available Presidential $1 and First Spouse Medal Sets also climbed higher. Buchanan’s set added 210, Pierce’s set rose by 133, and Fillmore’s set advanced 118. Fillmore’s total crossed the 9,000 marker and sits at 9,063. [click to continue…]
One of the last United States Mint products to debut in 2010 was the Abraham Lincoln Presidential $1 and First Spouse Medal Set. The Mint released it on Thursday, December 23. According to the latest sales figures, 3,753 had sold by Sunday, December 26.
The inaugural Lincoln Presidential $1 and First Spouse Medal Set sales easily beat the other three Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Sets’ debut in 2010, as the table below illustrates. [click to continue…]