The First Spouse Gold Coins

The United States is honoring, too, its First Spouses by way of one-half ounce $10 gold coins bearing their portraits, in the order of their service as first spouse, beginning in 2007 with Martha Washington, Abigail Adams, (Thomas Jefferson's Liberty) and Dolley Madison. Specifically, the obverse of these coins carry portraits of the Nation's First Spouses, their names, the dates and order of their term as first spouse, with the year of minting or issuance, "In God We Trust" and "Liberty." The United States Mint released First Spouse Gold Coins on the same schedule as the Presidential $1 Coins.

In the event of a President serving without a First Spouse, such as Thomas Jefferson, a gold coin will bear instead an obverse image showing Liberty as depicted on a circulating coin for that era, and bearing a reverse image with symbols of themes associated with that President.

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