2011 Julia Grant First Spouse Gold Coin

Julia Grant First Spouse Gold Coin (Obverse) (US Mint image)

Julia Grant First Spouse Gold Coin (Obverse), click to enlarge

The Julia Grant First Spouse Gold Coins are listed as the second strike to appear in 2011 as part of the US Mint's First Spouse Gold Coin Program. The coins will be struck to both proof and uncirculated quality from 1/2 ounce of 24-karat gold.

Coins in the series honor the spouses of the former Presidents of the United States, with this specific strike honoring Julia Grant, wife of Ulysses S. Grant, the 18th President. This coin marks the nineteenth to appear in the series but will only be preceded by one in 2011, the Eliza Johnson Gold Coins. Following the Grant Coin that same year will be the Lucy Hayes Gold Coins and the Lucretia Garfield Gold Coins.

The US Mint will also be producing bronze medal replicas of the Julia Grant First Spouse Gold Coins for sale to the public.

Julia married Ulysses on August 22, 1848 despite the disapproval of both of their parents. Her parents did not like the idea of her marrying a career military man and his did not like the fact that her family were slave holders. Despite those misgivings, the marriage was, by most accounts, successful with the eight years they spent in the White House seen as their happiest.

Julia Grant Gold Coin Design

Julia Grant First Spouse Gold Coin (Reverse) (US Mint image)

Julia Grant First Spouse Gold Coin (Reverse), click to enlarge

Obverse design: AIP Master Designer Donna Weaver designed the obverse portrait of Julia Grant seen on her first spouse gold coin. It was sculpted by Michael Gaudioso and includes the inscriptions of "JULIA GRANT," "18th," "1869-1877" and "2011."

Reverse design: The inscriptions of "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA," "E PLURIBUS UNUM," "$10," "1/2 oz." and ".9999 FINE GOLD" are included on the reverse of the strike along with a scene showing young Julia and Ulysses horseback riding together. It was designed by AIP Master Designer Richard Masters and sculpted by Charles L. Vickers.

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 Designer / Sculptor: Donna Weaver / Michael Gaudioso
Reverse Designer / Sculptor: Richard Masters / Charles L. Vickers

Product Availability

Release Date: June 2, 2011
Release Price: Price Subject to Weekly Gold Average
Mintage Limits: 15,000 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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