2010 James Buchanan’s Liberty First Spouse Gold Coin

Buchanan Liberty First Spouse Gold Coin, Obverse - Click to Enlarge

Buchanan Liberty First Spouse Gold Coin, Obverse - Click to Enlarge

The James Buchanan's Liberty First Spouse Gold coin takes a slight departure from normal first spouse coin designs by showcasing the mythical figure Liberty instead of an actual person.

This is because Buchanan was a life-long bachelor so the law dictates a design of Liberty be used instead. In this case, Liberty was taken from the Liberty Head Quarter Eagle designed by Christian Gobrecht which was issued from 1840-1907.

The Buchanan coin marks the fourth time Liberty was used on a first spouse coin.

A maximum of 40,000 of the Buchanan Libertys will be issued across all product options. Each coin is struck from 1/2 ounce of 24-karat gold to either proof or uncirculated condition. A bronze medal replica of the design will also be created by the Mint.

Buchanan's Liberty Gold Coin Design

Buchanan Liberty First Spouse Gold Coin, Reverse - Click to Enlarge

Obverse design: The obverse shows an image of Liberty first seen on the 1840-1907 Liberty Head Quarter Eagle designed by Christian Gobrecht. Around the portrait are the inscriptions "15TH PRESIDENCY ," 1857-1861," "IN GOD WE TRUST," "2010" and the mintmark "W."

Reverse design: A young James Buchanan is see on the reverse working on the books in his family's small store. Also shown 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: 2010
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: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Design: David Westwood/Joseph Menna

Product Availability

Release Date: September 2010
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
Sold Out Date:  
Sold In: proof, uncirculated, medal
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