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

Issued as the ninth coin in the series by the United States Mint, the 2009-W $10 Anna Harrison First Spouse Gold Uncirculated Coin was released on March 5, 2009.

Mintage: 40,000 maximum across all product options
Ending Sales Date: 18 Mar 2010
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Each .9999 fine gold coin in the series is struck to honor a spouse of a former President of the United States, in this case the wife of President William Henry Harrison.

A proof version of this coin was also struck by the US Mint.

Additional 2009 First Spouse Gold Coins

A total of five spouses were honored by the series in 2009 with the following list showing those spouses and the order in which they were released:

  • 2009 -W Anna Harrison First Spouse Gold Coin
  • 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

Each spouse coin is released on a schedule tied to the release of the circulating Presidential $1 coins. That schedule honors four Presidents a year, but the authorizing legislation made provisions for those Presidents who had more than one spouse during their tenure. In that case, both spouses will be honored on separate coins as shown with the above Letitia and Julia Tyler coins. If the President was not married while in office, an image of the mythical figure of Liberty will be used instead.

Issue Information

A face value of $10 is backed by the United States Government, but the intrinsic value of the half ounce of .9999 fine gold in each coin is worth much more.

Release Date

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

Issue Price

When first released, the US Mint charged $614 for the Anna Harrison First Spouse Gold Uncirculated Coin. The price fluctuated after that point as the Mint Adjusted the price based on its precious metal coins 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: 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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