2009-W $10 Anna Harrison First Spouse Gold Proof Coin

The 2009-W $10 Anna Harrison First Spouse Gold Proof Coin is the ninth in a series created by the US Mint to honor the spouses of the former Presidents of the United States.

Mintage: 40,000 maximum across all product options
Ending Sales Date: 18 Mar 2010
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While the coin is the ninth for the program as a whole, it marked the first one to be released in 2009. As with all First Spouse Coins, the Anna Harrison strike is created from 1/2 ounce of .9999 fine 24-karat gold.

Anna was married to the ninth President of the United States, William Henry Harrison.

Additional 2009 First Spouse Gold Coins

The Anna Harrison First Spouse Gold Coin was joined in 2009 by four other Spouse coins including:

  • 2009-W Letitia Tyler First Spouse Gold Coin
  • 2009-W Julia Tyler First Spouse Gold Coin
  • 2009-W Sarah Polk First Spouse Gold Coin
  • 2009-W Margaret Taylor First Spouse Gold Coin

Typically, only four First Spouse Coins are released per year as they are issued to correspond with the circulating Presidential $1 Coins. However, the authorizing legislation makes provisions for Presidents who served with more than one spouse like the above Letitia Tyler and Julia Tyler coins. In an instance like this, both are honored with separate coins. If a President was not married during his tenure, an image of the mythical figure Liberty will be used in place of a spouse.

Issue Information

Each coin is struck from 1/2 ounce of .9999 fine gold making its intrinsic value much higher than the face value of $10.

Release Date

The US Mint released the Anna Harrison coins on March 5, 2009.

Issue Price

When first released, the US Mint charged $629 for the Anna Harrison First Spouse Gold Proof Coin. However, the price fluctuated after that according to the Mint’s precious metal pricing matrix.

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 portrait of Anna Harrison found on the obverse (heads side) of her coin was designed by Donna Weaver and sculpted by Joseph Menna.

The reverse (tails side) of the Harrison strike was designed by Thomas Cleveland and sculpted by Charles Vickers to show Mrs. Harrison reading a book to her students.

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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