Helen Taft 2013 First Spouse Series One-Half Ounce Gold Proof Coin
- This is the 3rd coin released in 2013 in the First Spouse Gold Coin Series
- Features Helen Taft
- Minted at the U.S. Mint at West Point
This product is part of the First Spouse Coin Program program.
The 2013 First Spouse One-Half Ounce Gold Proof Coin–Helen Taft is the third coin released in 2013 in the First Spouse Gold Coin Series and features Helen Taft, wife of William Howard Taft and First Lady of the United States from 1909 to 1913. It is a one-half ounce 24-karat gold coin minted with a proof finish, giving it a frosted foreground and a mirror-like background. The obverse (heads side) features a portrait of Helen Taft. The reverse (tails side) features a branch of Japanese cherry blossoms, symbolizing Mrs. Taft’s instrumental role in bringing cherry blossom trees to Washington, D.C.
This coin is encapsulated and packaged in a custom-designed, highly polished, dome-chested, lacquered hardwood presentation case and is accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity.
This marks the seventh year of the First Spouse Gold Coin Series, the U.S. Mint’s first coin program to feature our Nation’s first spouses. A minimum of four one-half ounce, $10 24-karat gold coins will be minted and released annually in the order the spouses served in the position. The coins are minted with proof and uncirculated finishes and are available individually. Each First Spouse Gold Coin coincides with the release of the corresponding circulating Presidential $1 Coin. In 2013, the U.S. Mint will release five coins in the series – Ida McKinley, Edith Roosevelt, Helen Taft, Ellen Wilson and Edith Wilson.
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|Weight||0.5000 troy oz.|
|Diameter||1.043 inches (26.50 mm)|
|Thickness||0.074 inch (1.88 mm)|
|Mint and Mint Mark||West Point – W|