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

The 2009-W $10 Letitia Tyler First Spouse Gold Uncirculated Coin has the distinction of not only being the tenth coin in a series dedicated to the spouses of the former Presidents of the United States, but also the first one to be associated with a President who had more than one spouse while in office.

Mintage: 40,000 maximum across all product options
Ending Sales Date: 3 Jun 2010
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Letitia passed away while her husband John Tyler was still President. He later re-married giving the country two woman who served as First Lady to John.

The authorizing legislation for the Spouse series allowed for both women to be honored on separate coins.

Additional 2009 First Spouse Gold Coins

The five strikes issued in 2009 as part of the First Spouse Program 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

Proof quality versions of each of these strikes were also minted.

Issue Information

Each First Spouse Coin is struck from 1/2 ounce of .9999 fine gold with a face value of $10.

Release Date

The US Mint released the Letitia Tyler coins on July 2, 2009.

Issue Price

When first released, the US Mint charged $614 for the Letitia Tyler 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

Phebe Hemphill designed the portrait of Letitia Tyler found on the obverse (heads side) of her coin.

The reverse (tails side) was designed by Susan Gamble and sculpted by Norman E. Nemeth to show a younger Letitia playing with her two oldest children behind their Cedar Grove Plantation.

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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