Margaret Taylor First Spouse Coin

The final release of the First Spouse Gold Coin series came last week, when the US Mint released the coin honoring Margaret Taylor. The one half ounce 24 karat gold coins were released on December 3, 2009.

Margaret Taylor Gold Coin

Margaret Taylor was the wife of the 12th President Zachary Taylor. For 30 years, she followed her husband during his military career, even going to hardship outposts and living in tents, cabins, and forts.

The obverse of the Margaret Taylor First Spouse Coin features her portrait, the order of the Presidency, and the years she was First Spouse. The reverse of the coin depicts the First Lady in her younger years as she nursed wounded soldiers returning from the battlefield during the Seminole War.

The coins carried the high issue price of $654 for proof coins and $641 for uncirculated coins due to the higher price of gold. Recent coins in the series have sold only 11,000-12,000 coins across both options. Some collectors believe the low mintages will eventually translate into higher values.


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