First Spouse Gold Coins

Martha Washington First Spouse Gold CoinFirst Spouse Gold Coins are being issued by the US Mint to honor the First Ladies of the United States of America. The series will run in conjunction with the Presidential Dollar series so that as coins are issued to honor the presidents, corresponding coins are released to honor their spouses.

The coins are minted in 24 karat gold and contain 1/2 ounce of .9999 fine gold. The obverse of each coin features a portrait of the spouse. The reverse features a unique design which is meant to be representative of the spouse’s work and life. All coins are engraved with “The United States of America,” “E Pluribus Unum,” “$10,” “1/2 oz.” and “.9999 Fine Gold.”

If any president held office and did not have a spouse, the gold coin will bear the Liberty image as used on coins circulating during the era of service. So far, the Thomas Jefferson coin has used such an image.

Coins are expected to be issued at a rate of four per year. The First Spouse Gold Coin Release Schedule is currently slated to run until at least 2016.