2007-W $10 Abigail Adams First Spouse Gold Proof Coin

The 2007-W $10 Abigail Adams First Spouse Gold Proof Coin marked the second coin of the series to be released honoring the spouses of the former Presidents of the United States.

Mintage: 40,000 maximum across all product options
Ending Sales Date: 19 Jun 2007
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Abigail was married to John Adams, the second President of the United States, which explains why this coin was released second in the program. All of the coins are issued in the order upon which the associated President served.

First Spouse Gold Coins are all struck from 1/2 ounce of .9999 fine gold to either proof or uncirculated condition.

Additional 2007 First Spouse Gold Coins

One coin honoring Martha Washington preceded the Adams strike in 2007 with two following. All of the 2007 coins are shown below in their correct order:

  • 2007-W Martha Washington First Spouse Gold Coin
  • 2007-W Abigail Adams First Spouse Gold Coin
  • 2007-W Jefferson’s Liberty First Spouse Gold Coin
  • 2007-W Dolley Madison First Spouse Gold Coin

If a President served while unmarried, the authorizing legislation directs the Mint to use an image of the mythical figure of Liberty instead of a spouse. This is the case for the above Jefferson’s Liberty as Thomas Jefferson’s wife had passed away nineteen years before he assumed the office of President.

Issue Information

Each First Spouse Gold Coin is struck from 1/2 ounce of 24-karat gold (.9999 fine).

Release Date

The US Mint released the Abigail Adams coins on June 19, 2007. (Of note – the entire mintage sold out on release date.)

Issue Price

Initial price on the Abigail Adams Proof Coin was $429.95.

U.S. Mint Production Facility

A "W" mintmark on the design indicates that each coin was struck at the US Mint’s facility in West Point.

Designer & Sculptor

Designed and sculpted by Joseph Menna, the obverse (heads side) shows a regal portrait of Abigail Adams.

Abigail is shown writing a letter to husband on the reverse (tails side) of the coin. It was designed by Thomas Cleveland and sculpted by Phebe Hemphill.

Coin Specifications

Face Value: $10
Finish: Proof
Composition: .9999 fine gold
Standard Weight: 0.5000 troy oz. or 15.554g
Standard Diameter: 1.043 inches or 26.49 mm
Edge: Reeded

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