The First Spouse gold coins series enters it 5th year in 2011. Let’s find out more about each of the First Spouse coin designs and how you can collect each of the designs for a fraction of the cost of buying the gold coins.
First Spouse Coins
First Spouse coins are 1/2-ounce gold coins with a $10 face value. The $10 First Spouse gold coins were released in concurrence with the $1 Presidential dollar coins (2007-2016). See who was featured on each First Spouse coin, and what the U.S. Mint did if there was no First Spouse for a particular Presidential dollar coin. Plus, current values & little-known facts.
First Spouse gold coins are expensive to buy. So how can a coin collector get their hands on U.S. Mint-made commemorations of our nation’s first spouses without having to spend hundreds or thousands dollars to buy those pieces? The U.S Mint now issues bronze medals of the same designs seen on the First Spouse gold coins!
On August 6, 2009, the U.S. Mint released the 3rd installment of the 2009 First Spouse Gold Coins program. This $10 gold coin honors Julia Tyler who was the second wife of President John Tyler. Proof versions of First Spouse gold coins are selling for $629 each; uncirculated First Spouse gold coins sell for $616.
The First Spouse coin series, which began in 2007, produces a new coin to commemorate the women of the White House in concurrence with the presidents on the dollar.
Presidential Dollar coins were struck from 2007 to 2016. Each $1 coin features the face of a former U.S. president. Four coins came out each year until all former presidents (non-living) were minted on these golden-colored U.S. $1 coins. Another related presidential coin set called the First Spouse gold coins program ran from 2007 to 2016, as well. These $10 gold coins were released concurrently — at the same time as their husband’s President coin.