The US Mint is honoring the First Spouses of the United States by releasing one-half ounce $10 Gold Coins featuring their images. The First Spouse 24kt .9999 Gold Coins will be made available on the same release schedule as the Presidential $1 Gold Coins program, which honors past Presidents at a rate of four coins per year from 2007-2016. The Presidential and First Spouse Gold Coin programs are a fun and easy way to add gold coins to your investment portfolio and coin collection!
The First Spouse Gold Coin obverses (heads sides) feature portraits of the first spouses and inscriptions of their names, the order and years of their term as first spouse, the year of minting or issuance, IN GOD WE TRUST and LIBERTY. Each coin has a unique reverse (tails) design featuring an image emblematic of that spouse's life and work, as well as the inscriptions UNITED STATES of AMERICA, E PLURIBUS UNUM, $10, 1/2 OZ. and .9999 FINE GOLD.
When a president served without a first spouse, a gold coin is issued bearing an obverse image emblematic of Liberty as depicted on a circulating coin of that era and a reverse image emblematic of a theme of that president's life. The coin is inscribed with the years and order of that president's term. First Spouse Bronze Medals in the 1-5/16" size are also being produced. They bear the same central images as the gold coins and are also inscribed with the name of the first spouse and the order and years of their term as first spouse. The "Liberty" obverse designs are inscribed with the years and order of the president's term.