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…]
The United States Mint launched the 2011 Eliza Johnson First Spouse Gold Coins at 12 noon today, May 5, 2011. The Eliza Johnson coins are the eighteenth in the series and the first to be released this year. The one-half ounce, 24-karat gold coins went on sale with an opening price of $929.00 for the proof version and $916.00 for the uncirculated.
2011 Eliza Johnson First Spouse Gold Coins (Proof and Uncirculated)
Today is also the first day the US Mint released new images for the Eliza Johnson First Spouse Gold Coins. Up until this afternoon, only line art designs had been available.
The obverse of each coin features a portrait of Eliza Johnson. It was designed by United States Mint Artistic Infusion Program Master Designer Joel Iskowitz and sculpted by United States Mint Sculptor-Engraver Don Everhart. [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…]
The United States Mint will release the Mary Todd Lincoln First Spouse Gold Coins at noon Thursday, December 2, 2010. Available options will include the standard face value $10 proof and $10 uncirculated Lincoln First Spouse Gold Coins.
The proof version will go on sale for $854 and the uncirculated will be listed for $841. Prices are determined by the United States Mint pricing policy and can change weekly based on the London Fix average price of gold. [click to continue…]
The United States Mint today, September 2, 2010, at noon Eastern Time launched the 2010 Buchanan’s Liberty First Spouse Gold Coins.
Buchanan's Liberty First Spouse Gold Proof and Uncirculated Coins
The coins are struck at the United States Mint at West Point, composed of 1/2 ounce 24 karat (.9999 fine) gold, and have a face value of $10. Both uncirculated and proof options are available, with initial prices of $766 for the uncirculated and $779 for the proof. [click to continue…]
Two new First Spouse Gold coins launched from the United States Mint. The Jane Pierce First Spouse Gold Proof Coin and Uncirculated Coin released at noon Thursday, June 3rd.
These 24-karats one-half ounce gold coins are being added to coin collections around the world. The special gold series started in 2007 and honor the spouses of each U. S. President. According to the law that began the collector coins, at least four new First Spouse Gold Coins will be struck each year in the order first lady’s served through 2016. [click to continue…]
The United States Mint launched the Abigail Fillmore First Spouse Gold Coins today at noon Eastern Time.
The 1/2 ounce, 24-karat gold coins have a face value of $10 and come in proof and uncirculated versions. Each are struck at the United States Mint at West Point and bear the ‘W’ mint mark.
The coins are encapsulated for protection and ship in a presentation case with a Certificate of Authenticity signed by the United States Mint Director. No household order limits are in place, but the maximum mintage is 15,000 across all product options as opposed to the 40,000 maximum of earlier coins in the series. [click to continue…]
The US Mint began taking orders today for the Margaret Taylor First Spouse Gold Coins. Available in either proof or uncirculated condition, the coins are struck from 1/2 ounce of 24-karat gold to a face value of $10.
Both strikes come encapsulated for protection and ship in a presentation case. An order limit of 10 per household per product option has been implemented by the Mint with an initial release price of $754 for the proof and $741 for the uncirculated.
Gold itself has been hanging above $1,200 an ounce on the markets for the last few days making it a definite possibility that the Mint will raise the price of these precious metal coins next week according to their pricing matrix. If the average London Fix for gold stays above that $1,200 mark, the First Spouse coins will increase in price to $779 and $766 for the proof and uncirculated, respectively. (For more information, see First Spouse Price Grid.)
Margaret Taylor Information
Margaret Taylor was married to Zachary Taylor for almost 40 years before he was elected as President of the United States.
Before meeting her future husband, Margaret led a life of leisure provided by the wealth of her family. Despite knowing the hardships she may have to endure, she married a young Zachary Taylor who had chosen the Army as his career. [click to continue…]
Sarah Polk First Spouse Gold Coins went on sale today at the United States Mint. The $10 denominated, 24-karat gold coins were priced $654 for the proof and $641 for the uncirculated.
Ironically, the US Mint raised gold coin prices just yesterday, as gold has been on the upswing during the last several days. And with that, it’s important to remember that Sarah Polk coins and the other collector gold coins can change in price from week to week depending on the performance of gold. (See US Mint pricing policy for an explanation.)
Sarah served as First Lady to James Polk, eleventh President of the United States. The US Mint provided the following [click to continue…]