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

The 2009-W $10 Julia Tyler First Spouse Gold Uncirculated Coin is the eleventh coin in a series dedicated to the spouses of former Presidents of the United States and the second to be associated with the tenth President John Tyler.

Mintage: 40,000 maximum across all product options
Ending Sales Date: 3 Jun 2010
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John was actually married to another woman, Letitia when he first assumed the office but she passed away in his second year. John then re-married Julia making her the second spouse affiliated with his tenure.

The legislation that authorized the series made the provision that if a President had more than one spouse while in office, both would be honored on separate coins.

Additional 2009 First Spouse Gold Coins

Five different First Spouse Gold Coins were issued in 2009. In their correct order, they were:

  • 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

The US Mint also produced proof quality versions of these 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 Julia Tyler coins on August 6, 2009.

Issue Price

Initial price on the Julia Tyler Uncirculated Coin was $616.

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 Julia Tyler found on the obverse (heads side) of her coin was designed by Joel Iskowitz and sculpted by Don Everhart.

An image of Julia and John Tyler dancing at a White House Ball is found on the reverse (tails side) of the coin. It is also the work of Iskowitz and Everhart.

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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