This beautiful one-half ounce, 24-karat gold coin minted with a proof finish honors the legacy of First Spouse Barbara Bush.
The obverse (heads) design depicts a portrait of Barbara Bush. Inscriptions are “BARBARA BUSH,” “IN GOD WE TRUST,” “LIBERTY,” “2020,” “41st,” and “1989-1993.”
The reverse (tails) design depicts a person reading, with an open road symbolizing literacy, knowledge, and life’s journey. The sun represents the promise of a brighter future. Inscriptions are “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,” “E PLURIBUS UNUM,” “$10,” “1/2 OZ.,” and “.9999 FINE GOLD.”
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.
The coins are minted with proof and uncirculated finishes and are available individually.
Barbara Pierce was born in New York City on June 8, 1925. She attended Milton Public and Rye Country Day Schools before departing for the Ashley Hall boarding school in Charleston, South Carolina, in 1940.
In December 1941, 16-year-old Barbara met her future husband, George H.W. Bush, and they married on January 6, 1945, while he was on leave from his wartime deployment as a Navy pilot.
Barbara Bush was an admired First Lady, proud mother of six children, and accomplished author. She was also a strong champion for vulnerable communities, including the homeless and HIV/AIDS patients. Believing that every American should have the chance to learn to read and write, she launched the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy in 1989. During her lifetime, it provided more than $110 million in support for literacy programs.