2008-W $10 Jackson’s Liberty First Spouse Gold Proof Coin

The 2008-W $10 Jackson’s Liberty First Spouse Gold Proof Coin was the third coin in 2008 struck to honor the spouses of the former Presidents of the United States.

Mintage: 40,000 maximum across all product options
Ending Sales Date: 17 Aug 2009
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Making the coin more unique was the fact that out of the seven First Spouse Gold Coins struck to that point, it was only the second to feature an image of the mythical figure of Liberty instead of a Presidential Spouse. That is because Andrew Jackson was not married at the time of his term as President. The same was true for the 2007 Jefferson’s Liberty Coin struck to honor the Thomas Jefferson administration.

The reverse (tails side) of a Spouse Coin typically shows an image representative of the spouse’s life and work. In an instance like this where no spouse is honored, an image showing a scene from the President’s life is used.

Additional 2008 First Spouse Gold Coins

Four different First Spouse Coins were issued in 2008 with each one being struck to either proof or uncirculated condition. The 2008 strikes 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

Coins are typically released at a rate of four per year in conjunction with the release of the circulating Presidential $1 Coins. However, if the President had more than one spouse while in office, both spouses will be honored on separate coins meaning more than four could be struck in a year.

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 Jackson’s Liberty coins on August 28, 2008.

Issue Price

Initial price on the Jackson’s Liberty Proof Coin was $619.95.

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

The image of Liberty found on the obverse (heads side) of the coin was first seen on the Capped Bust Lettered Edge Half Dollar produced between 1807 and 1836 and designed by John Reich.

The reverse (tails side) shows Andrew Jackson (nicknamed Old Hickory) in full uniform sitting atop his horse. It was designed by Justin Kunz and sculpted by Don Everhart.

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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