2010-W $10 Mary Lincoln First Spouse Gold Proof Coin

The 2010-W $10 Mary Lincoln First Spouse Gold Proof Coin is the seventeenth gold coin in a series honoring the spouses of the former Presidents of the United States.

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As Mary was married to one of the most historically significant Presidents in the history of the United States, Abraham Lincoln, it is likely that her coin will prove more popular than many of the other previous releases in the spouse program.

Each coin is struck from 1/2 ounce of .9999 fine gold.

Previous First Spouse Gold Coins

There have been sixteen coins which have preceded this First Spouse strike since the program’s launch in 2007. These coins are:

  • 2007 – Martha Washington, Abigail Adams, Jefferson’s Liberty and Dolley Madison
  • 2008 – Elizabeth Monroe, Louisa Adams, Jackson’s Liberty and Van Buren’s Liberty
  • 2009 – Anna Harrison, Letitia Tyler, Julia Tyler, Sarah Polk and Margaret Taylor
  • 2010 – Abigail Fillmore, Jane Pierce, Buchanan’s Liberty

Stipulations are in place for the series in case the President served without a spouse. As seen in the previous release honoring the tenure of James Buchanan, if a President served without a spouse, an image of the mythical figure of Liberty will be used on the coins. Also, if the President had more than one spouse, then both will be featured on individual coins – such as the Letitia and Julia Tyler strikes.

Issue Information

Each coin features a face value of $10, but the coins intrinsic value is worth much more as each is struck from 1/2 ounce of .9999 fine gold.

Release Date

The US Mint has indicated a release of November 2010 for the Mary Todd Lincoln Coin.

Issue Price

The issue price for First Spouse coins is dictated by the US Mint’s precious metal coin pricing matrix which ties the price of the coins to the average of the previous week’s London Fix for gold.

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 and sculpted the stately portrait of Mary Todd Lincoln found on the obverse (heads side) of her coin.

The reverse (tails side) was designed by Artistic Infusion Program Master Designer Joel Iskowitz to show Mary Lincoln delivering flowers and books to wounded Union soldiers during the American Civil War. It was also sculpted by Phebe Hemphill.

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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