2009-W $10 Margaret Taylor First Spouse Gold Proof Coin

The 2009-W $10 Margaret Taylor First Spouse Gold Proof Coin marks the thirteenth coin struck by the US Mint to honor the spouses of the former Presidents of the United States.

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The First Spouse Gold Coin program debuted in 2007 and features a minimum of four coins issued per year on a schedule linked to the release of the circulating Presidential $1 coins. As such, when the coin honoring Margaret Taylor’s husband, President Zachary Taylor, is released, Margaret’s coin will follow shortly.

Each Spouse Coin is struck from 1/2 ounce of 24-karat gold. The Mint also produced uncirculated quality versions of these coins as well.

Additional 2009 First Spouse Gold Coins

The First Spouse Gold Coin series included these strikes in 2009:

  • 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

Unique for the year 2009, a total of five First Spouse Gold Coins were issued. This is because President John Tyler’s first wife Letitia died while he was in office. He then re-married Julia while still the President linking two spouses to his administration. Both were then honored on separate 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 Margaret Taylor coins on December 3, 2009.

Issue Price

Initial price on the Margaret Taylor Proof Coin was $754.

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

Found on the obverse (heads side) of the Taylor coin is a portrait of the former First Lady. It was designed by United States Mint Sculptor-Engraver Phebe Hemphill and sculpted by Sculptor-Engraver Charles L. Vickers.

The reverse (tails side), designed by Artistic Infusion Program Associate Designer Mary Beth Zeitz and sculpted by Sculptor-Engraver Jim Licaretz, shows Margaret giving aid and comfort to a wounded soldier during the Seminole War.

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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