2011 First Spouse Series One-Half Ounce Gold Proof Coin – Lucy Hayes (PA5)
The third coin released in 2011 in the First Spouse Gold Coin Series features Lucy Hayes, the wife of President Rutherford B. Hayes. It is a one-half ounce 24-karat gold coin struck in proof quality, giving it a frosted foreground and a mirror-like background. The obverse features a portrait of Lucy Hayes. The reverse depicts Lucy Hayes’ participation in the first Easter Egg Roll held at the White House. This coin is encapsulated and packaged in a custom- designed, highly polished, dome-chested, lacquered hardwood presentation case accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity.
Ordering Limits:Ordering Limits:
There are no household order limits for the 2011 First Spouse Series One-Half Ounce Gold Coins.
Mintage Limits:Mintage Limits:
The Lucy Hayes First Spouse Gold Coins have a maximum mintage of 15,000 across all product options.The ratio of proof coins to uncirculated coins will be determined by customer demand within the total maximum issuance of 15,000.
Program Information:Program Information:
This marks the fifth year of the First Spouse Gold Coin Series, the United States Mint’s first coin program to feature our Nation’s first spouses. A minimum of four one-half ounce, 24-karat $10 gold coins will be minted and released annually in the order the spouses served in the position. The coins are minted in proof and uncirculated qualities and are available individually. Each First Spouse Gold Coin coincides with the release of the corresponding circulating Presidential $1 Coin. In 2011, the United States Mint will release four coins in the series - Eliza Johnson, Julia Dent Grant, Lucy Hayes and Lucretia Garfield.
The obverse of this coin was designed by United States Mint Artistic Infusion Program Master Designer Susan Gamble and sculpted by United States Mint Sculptor-Engraver Don Everhart. The reverse was designed by United States Mint Associate Designer Barbara Fox and sculpted by United States Mint Sculptor-Engraver Joseph Menna.
Purchasing Information:Purchasing Information:
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 of September 1, 2011, at 12:00 Noon (ET) shall not be deemed accepted by the United States Mint and will not be honored.
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Please allow approximately one to two (1-2) weeks for shipping of in-stock products.