Tyler Presidential $1 Dollar & First Spouse Medal Set

by admin on July 12, 2009

in First Spouse Medals,US Mint

John and Letitia Tyler Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal SetJohn and Letitia Tyler Presidential $1 Coin and First Spouse Medal Sets will launch Tuesday, July 14, the US Mint has announced.

The set is to be released at noon ET for the price of $8.95, and includes an uncirculated dollar featuring John Tyler and a bronze medal bearing a likeness to the Letitia Tyler First Spouse Gold Coin. The set is the second for 2009 and the tenth in a very popular collector series that honors both former Presidents and First Ladies.

The obverse or heads side of the $1 coin, designed and sculpted by Phebe Hemphill, bears an image of John Tyler with the inscriptions "John Tyler", "In God We Trust", "10th President" and "1841-1845."

The obverse of the 1 5/16 inch bronze medal features the portrait of Letitia Tyler and was designed and sculpted Phebe Hemphill. The medal reverse depicts Mrs. Tyler and her two oldest children behind their Cedar Grove Plantation, where she and John were married in 1813. It was designed by Susan Gamble and sculpted by Norm Nemeth.

When available, the set may be purchases on the US Mint page:

2009 US Mint Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Set™ – John Tyler – Letitia Tyler

Collectors may also purchase the Letitia Tyler Bronze Medal separately for $3.50, and the 2009 Uncirculated Presidential $1 Set for $15.95. The latter includes uncirculated $1 coins of all 2009 Presidential Dollars featuring William Henry Harrison, John Tyler, James K. Polk, and Zachary Taylor.

John Tyler was married twice while President. A separate set will be issued later this summer featuring his second wife Julia.

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