Julia Tyler First Spouse Gold Coins Launch

by admin on August 3, 2009

in First Spouse Medals,Release Dates,US Mint

Sales of the $10 denominated Julia Tyler First Spouse Gold Coins began at noon Eastern Time on Thursday, August 6. As the eleventh coin in the First Lady series, they are actually the second pair of Tyler coins and follow the set honoring President Tyler’s first wife Letitia, who died during the former president’s second year in office.

Julia Tyler First Spouse Gold proof and uncirculated coins

Prices for the gold coins are based on the US Mint’s precious metals pricing structure and can change based on average gold prices. The initial price for the proof option is $629 while the uncirculated is set at $616.

The obverse, or "heads", side of the Julia Tyler Coin features a portrait of Julia designed by United States Mint Artistic Infusion Program Master Designer Joel Iskowitz and sculpted by United States Mint Sculptor-Engraver Don Everhart. The inscriptions IN GOD WE TRUST, LIBERTY and 1844-1845 (the years in which Julia served as First Lady) are present on the obverse as well.

The reverse, also created by Iskowitz and Everhart, shows President Tyler and Julia dancing at a White House Ball. (Julia introduced the Polka at a White House event and it soon became a national craze). Inscribed around the couple are UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, E PLURIBUS UNUM, $10, 1/2 OZ. and .9999 FINE GOLD.

A limit of 10 coins per product option per household will be enforced during the first week of sales. After this time period, the US Mint will evaluate availability, and adjust the limit if needed.

Struck from 1/2 ounce of 24 karat pure gold, the Julia Tyler Spouse coins have a maximum mintage of 40,000 units for both the uncirculated and proof versions. The exact ratio of proof to uncirculated coins will be determined by demand.

Also available for $3.50 from the US Mint is a 1 5/16 inch Julia Tyler bronze medal cast in the likeness of the gold coins.

Orders for either the gold coins or bronze medals may be placed at the Mint’s website, www.usmint.gov, or by calling the Mint at 1-800-USA-MINT.

For more information on Julia Tyler and the coin honoring her, see Julia Tyler First Spouse Gold Coins.

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