2010 Mary Todd Lincoln First Spouse Coin

The latest release in the one-half ounce 24 karat gold coin series honoring the First Ladies of the United States featuring Mary Todd Lincoln. She was, of course, the wife of the 16th President Abraham Lincoln.

A portrait of Mary Todd Lincoln appears on the obverse with inscriptions indicating her name, the order and years of the Presidency, “In God We Trust”, “Liberty”, the date and mint mark. The reverse has a scene of the First Lady visiting wounded Union soldiers. The designers of the coin were Phebe Hemphill (obverse) and Joel Iskowitz (reverse).

The Mary Todd Lincoln Gold Coin will be limited to a maximum mintage of 20,000 coins. This is a 33% increase above the level of the previous release, which can be explained by the higher anticipated demand.

It’s tough to say whether or not the latest coin might sell out of the maximum mintage. Actually, the last First Spouse to achieve this was back in 2007, but at that point the maximum was double at 40,000 coins.

At the very least, this will be one of the more remembered releases of the series, with a potentially wider collector base from collectors of Lincoln in numismatics.


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