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

The 2010-W $10 Mary Lincoln First Spouse Gold Uncirculated Coin marks the seventeenth coin in a series struck by the United States Mint to honor the spouses of the former Presidents of the United States.

Mintage: 20,000 maximum
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It is likely that the Mary Lincoln Spouse Coin will prove to be one of the most popular coins in the series – owing mostly to the history surrounding her husband, President Abraham Lincoln. It was his solemn task to lead the country through the turbulent American Civil War only to be assassinated within days of its end.

Each coin in the series is struck from 1/2 ounce of .9999 fine gold and features a face value of $10.

Previous First Spouse Gold Coins

Sixteen coins have preceded the Lincoln Spouse Coin in the series. Listed in their correct order, those 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

Under the terms of the series, if a President served without a spouse, an image of the mythical figure of Liberty will be used instead. If the President had more than one spouse during his term, both will be honored on different coins.

Issue Information

These coins are struck to uncirculated condition with a maximum mintage of only 15,000 across all product options

Release Date

December 2010 is listed as the release date by the US Mint of the Mary Lincoln coin.

Issue Price

An issue price has not been announced on the Lincoln Coin but it will be based on the weekly rotating price matrix used by the Mint which ties the price of gold coins to the average of the weekly London Gold fix from the previous week.

U.S. Mint Production Facility

The coins of this series are all struck at the US Mint’s facility in West Point and show the "W" mintmark.

Designer & Sculptor

United States Mint Sculptor-Engraver Phebe Hemphill designed and sculpted the regal portrait of Mary Lincoln found on the obverse (heads side) of the coin.

The reverse (tails side) of the coin was designed by Artistic Infusion Program Master Designer Joel Iskowitz to show Mary 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: 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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