2008-W $10 Elizabeth Monroe First Spouse Gold Uncirculated Coin

Released as the fifth issue of a series honoring the spouses of the former Presidents of the United States was the 2008-W $10 Elizabeth Monroe First Spouse Gold Uncirculated Coin.

Mintage: 40,000 maximum across all product options
Ending Sales Date: 5 Mar 2009
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This series of coins debuted in 2007 with a strike honoring Martha Washington, wife of the first President of the United States George Washington. Each coin in the series is struck from 1/2 ounce of 24-karat gold to either proof or uncirculated quality.

Coins in the series are released at an approximate rate of four per year on a schedule tied with the release of the circulating Presidential $1 Coins.

Additional 2008 First Spouse Gold Coins

The four 2008 First Spouse Gold Coins were:

  • 2008-W Elizabeth Monroe First Spouse Gold Coin
  • 2008-W Louisa Adams First Spouse Gold Coin
  • 2008-W Jackson’s Liberty First Spouse Gold Coin
  • 2008-W Van Buren’s First Spouse Gold Coin

As indicated by the last two strikes released for the year, an image of Liberty is used on the spouse coins when the former President served without a spouse. This was the case with Andrew Jackson and Martin Van Buren.

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 Elizabeth Monroe coins on February 8, 2008.

Issue Price

Initial price on the Elizabeth Monroe Proof Coin was $599.95.

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 by Susan Gamble and sculpted by Don Everhart, the obverse (heads side) shows a portrait of Elizabeth Monroe.

Donna Weaver designed the image found on the reverse (tails side) of the coin and it was sculpted by Charles Vickers. It shows Elizabeth Monroe at a reception celebrating the re-opening of the White House after being burned by British troops during the War of 1812.

Coin Specifications

Face Value: $10
Finish: Uncirculated
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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