In 2007, the United States Mint began honoring our Nation’s First Spouses by issuing one-half ounce $10 gold coins featuring their images in the order they served as First Spouse. This bronze medal version bears the likeness of the Van Buren’s Liberty First Spouse Gold Coin.
Van Buren’s Liberty: The obverse, designed by United States Mint Engraver Christian Gobrecht, is a reproduction of the Liberty Seated Dime obverse coin design minted in the early 1800s. The reverse, designed by United States Mint Artistic Infusion Program Master Designer Thomas Cleveland and sculpted by United States Mint Sculptor-Engraver Jim Licaretz, depicts Martin Van Buren as a young man at the family-operated tavern in the village of Kinderhook, New York.
Obverse – Christian Gobrecht Reverse – Thomas Cleveland Reverse sculpted by – Jim Licaretz
Struck Under Authority of:
Public Law 109-145
Philadelphia Mint (no mint mark)
To ensure that all members of the public have fair and equal access to United States Mint products, any order placed prior to the official on-sale date and time (November 25, 2008, 12:00 Noon ET) shall not be deemed accepted by the United States Mint and will not be honored.