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

Struck to honor the spouses of the former Presidents of the United States, the 2008-W $10 Jackson’s Liberty First Spouse Gold Uncirculated Coin marks the seventh coin in the series.

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Ending Sales Date: 3 Sep 2009
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This unique coin is also the third release of the program to appear in 2008. However, making the coin slighltly more unique is the fact that actually a spouse is not honored on the coin. This is because Andrew Jackson was not married during his time in office.

As such, an image of the mythical figure of Liberty is used instead on the obverse (heads side) of the coin. The reverse (tails side) which typically shows a scene from the life of the spouse instead shows an image in the life of the President themselves.

Additional 2008 First Spouse Gold Coins

Four new strikes appeared in 2008 as part of the First Spouse Gold Coin Program. These coins were issued in either proof or uncirculated condition:

  • 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 Uncirculated 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

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.

Designed by Justin Kunz and sculpted by Don Everhart, the reverse (tails side) shows Andrew Jackson (nicknamed Old Hickory) in full uniform sitting atop his horse.

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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