2008-W $10 Louisa Adams First Spouse Gold Uncirculated Coin

Appearing as the sixth coin in a series struck to honor the spouses of the former Presidents of the United States was the 2008-W $10 Louisa Adams First Spouse Gold Uncirculated Coin.

Mintage: 40,000 maximum across all product options
Ending Sales Date: 2 Jul 2009
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These coins are struck from 1/2 ounce of .9999 fine gold and come in either this uncirculated or a proof quality.

Coins in the series are released on a schedule linked to the circulating Presidential $1 Coins which appear at a rate of four per year. However, if a President had more than one spouse while in office, both will be honored on separate coin meaning more than four of the spouse coins could appear in a single year.

Additional 2008 First Spouse Gold Coins

Four unique Spouse Coins were released in 2008 with each coin appearing in either proof or uncirculated condition. The four 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 shown by the above Jackson and Van Buren coins, when a President served without a spouse, an image of the mythical figure of Liberty will be used on the Spouse Coins.

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 Louisa Adams coins on May 29, 2008.

Issue Price

Initial price on the Louisa Adams 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

Joel Iskowitz designed and Phebe Hemphill sculpted the portrait of Louisa found on the obverse (heads side) of her coin.

The reverse (tails side) shows Louisa and her son making a dangerous journey across Europe. It was designed by Donna Weaver and sculpted by Charles Vickers.

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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