2009 First Spouse Bronze Medals

The US Mint recently released the last of this year’s First Spouse Bronze Medals. These medals present a cheap alternative to the pricey First Spouse Gold Coin series. The last medal features Margaret Taylor. On the same day, the US Mint also released the 2009 Five Medal Set, which contains one of each medal issued this year.

First Spouse Bronze Medals

Each year since the First Spouse series began, the US Mint has issued a 1-5/16 inch bronze medal duplicate of each gold coin. The design images used on the medals are the same as the gold coins, although many of the inscriptions are removed. In fact, all reverse inscriptions are removed completely, making for a full view and focus of the reverse design.

The First Spouse bronze medals seem to have attracted a sizeable and dedicated following of collectors. Priced at $3.50, several of this years medals have already sold out of their individual options. Some medals from prior years are already selling at prices above their issue price. This year, I took the plunge and ordered one of the five medal sets. I am hoping to receive by Christmas.

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