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

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

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Each $10 face value coin in the series is struck from 1/2 ounce of 24-karat gold. This makes the coin’s intrinsic value worth much more than it’s face value indicates.

The coin honoring Margaret Taylor features a portrait of her on the obverse and an image showing her comforting a wounded soldier during the Seminole War.

Additional 2009 First Spouse Gold Coins

2009 saw a total of five First Spouse Gold Coins issued. 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

Typically, only four spouse coins are issued annually. However, John Tyler’s first wife Letitia passed away during his second year in office. He then re-married Julia. As such, both former First Ladies are 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 Uncirculated Coin was $741.

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

United States Mint Sculptor-Engraver Phebe Hemphill designed the portrait of Margaret found on the obverse (heads side) of the coin. It was sculpted by Sculptor-Engraver Charles L. Vickers.

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

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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