2009 Margaret Taylor First Spouse Gold Coin

2009 Margaret Taylor First Spouse Gold Coin, Obverse - Click to Enlarge

2009 Margaret Taylor First Spouse Gold Coin, Obverse - Click to Enlarge

The Margaret Taylor First Spouse Gold Coins are due to be released from the US Mint on December 3, 2009. The First Spouse series celebrates the contributions made by the wives of the former Presidents of the United States.

Each coin is created from 1/2 ounce of .9999 pure gold, with proof and uncirculated versions struck. A bronze medal with the same images is also made by the Mint.

Zachary Taylor was elected the twelfth President of the United States despite Margaret's prayers for his defeat. She felt her husband had served the country enough in war and that they could be quite happy in retirement.

Considered a semi-invalid, Margaret still ran the personal household once in Washington, but left the ceremonial duties to one of her daughters. When President Taylor died only 16 months into office, Margaret's health continued to decline and she also passed away two years later.

Margaret Taylor Gold Coin Design

2009 Margaret Taylor First Spouse Gold Coin, Reverse - Click to Enlarge

2009 Margaret Taylor First Spouse Gold Coin, Reverse - Click to Enlarge

Obverse design: Phebe Hemphill designed the portrait featured on the obverse of the coin and it was sculpted by Charles Vickers. The inscriptions "MARGARET TAYLOR," "12th 1849-1850," "IN GOD WE TRUST," "LIBERTY," "2009" and the mintmark "W" are all found on the obverse as well.

Reverse design: The reverse shows Margaret attending to a wounded soldier, a duty she is said to have performed often while accompanying her husband from post to post. It was designed by Mary Beth Zeitz and sculpted by Jim Licaretz. Also found on the reverse are the inscriptions "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA", "E PLURIBUS UNUM", "$10", "1/2 OZ.", and ".9999 PURE GOLD."

Coin Specifications & Information

Mint Facility: West Point
Face Value: $10
Date: 2009
Condition: Proof, Uncirculated
Composition: 24-karat (.9999 pure) gold
Standard Weight: 15.554 g
Standard Diameter: 26.49 mm
Thickness: 1.88 mm
Edge: Reeded
Authorizing Law: Public Law 109-145
Obverse Design: Phebe Hemphill/Charles Vickers
Reverse Design: Mary Beth Zeitz/Jim Licaretz

Product Availability

Release Date: December 3, 2009
Release Price:

Price Subject to Weekly Gold Average

Mintage Limits: 40,000 across all product options
Order Limits: Unlimited
Sales: See US Mint Sales Figures
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Sold In: proof, uncirculated, medal
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