This marks the second year of the First Spouse Gold Coin Series, the United States Mint’s first coin series to feature our Nation’s first spouses.
Four one-half ounce, $10 24-karat Gold First Spouse Coins will be minted and released annually in the order the spouses served in the White House. The coins are minted in proof and uncirculated condition and are available individually. Each First Spouse Gold Coin coincides with the release of the corresponding circulating Presidential $1 Coin. In 2008, the United States Mint will release the second four coins in the series which include: Elizabeth Monroe, Louisa Adams, Andrew Jackson’s Liberty and Martin Van Buren’s Liberty.
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.
First Spouse Gold Coins are available in limited mintages. Each First Spouse One-Half Ounce Gold Proof Coin is encapsulated and packaged in a custom-designed, highly-polished, dome-chested, lacquered hardwood presentation case accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity signed by the Director of the United States Mint.
Van Buren’s Liberty Coin Maximum Mintage: 40,000 total across all product options. The ratio of proof coins to uncirculated coins will be determined by customer demand within the total maximum issuance of 40,000.
If paying by credit card, please be sure your credit card information remains current to avoid any delays in processing your order. If your credit card has expired by the time of shipment, your order will be cancelled. To update credit card information after an order has been placed, you must call 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468).
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.
Click here to view United States Mint Coin Pricing Grid and the United States Mint Return Policy.