This is the third coin released in 2013 in the First Spouse Gold Coin Series and features Helen Taft. It is a one-half ounce 24-karat gold coin minted in proof quality, giving it a frosted foreground and a mirror-like background. The obverse (heads) features a portrait of Helen Taft. The reverse (tails) 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 United States 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 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 2013, the United States Mint will release five coins in the series – Ida McKinley, Edith Roosevelt, Helen Taft, Ellen Wilson and Edith Wilson.
|Specification Name||Specification Value|
|Weight||0.5000 troy oz.|
|Thickness||0.074 inch |
|Mint and Mint Mark||West Point – W|
Pricing: Pricing for the 2013 First Spouse Series One-Half Ounce Gold Proof Coin – Helen Taft is in accordance with the United States Mint pricing schedule for gold and platinum coins. These products are priced according to the range in which they appear on the United States Mint Gold and Platinum Coin Pricing Grid. Pricing for the 2013 First Spouse Series One-Half Ounce Gold Proof Coin – Helen Taft could vary weekly dependent upon the London Fix weekly average gold price. Due to the possibility of pricing fluctuations, no mail orders will be accepted.
On-Sale Date: 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 December 2, 2013, at 12 noon (ET) shall not be deemed accepted by the United States Mint and will not be honored.
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Shipping: Please allow one to two (1-2) weeks for shipping of in-stock products.