2009-W $10 Julia Tyler First Spouse Gold Proof Coin

The 2009-W $10 Julia Tyler First Spouse Gold Proof Coin is the second First Spouse coin to be affiliated with the tenth President of the United States John Tyler.

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Mintage: 40,000 maximum across all product options
Ending Sales Date: 3 Jun 2010
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John was married to Letitia when he first assumed the office in 1841, but Letitia passed away in 1842. John then re-married Julia while still President making her the second First Lady of his administration.

The Act which authorized the coins made a provision for just such an occurrence and allows for coins to be struck honoring both spouses.

Additional 2009 First Spouse Gold Coins

With two First Spouse Gold Coins associated with one President, 2009 saw a total of five Spouse coins issued instead of the typical four. The five were released by the US Mint in this order:

  • 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

Uncirculated quality coins of each of these strikes were also issued by the Mint.

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 Julia Tyler coins on August 6, 2009.

Issue Price

Initial price on the Julia Tyler Uncirculated Coin was $629.

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 Don Everhart sculpted the portrait of Julia Tyler found on the obverse (heads side) of her coin.

Iskowitz and Everhart teamed up again to do the reverse (tails side) of the coin to show Julia and John Tyler dancing at a White House Ball.

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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