2011-W $10 Julia Grant First Spouse Gold Proof Coin

The 2011-W $10 Julia Grant First Spouse Gold Proof Coin marks the nineteenth coin in a series dedicated to honoring the spouses of the former Presidents of the United States.

Mintage: 15,000 maximum
Sold Out: TBD
Authorizing Coin Law
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Julia married Ulysses S. Grant in 1848 when they both were in their twenties. The families of both newlyweds had opposed the marriage, but that did not prevent their union. Julia joined her husband on many postings while he continued to be in the Army.

Ulysses moved to prominence during the American Civil War where he proved invaluable in defeating the Confederate States of America. His popularity from the war propelled him to become the 18th President of the United States allowing Julia to become the First Lady.

Previous First Spouse Gold Coins

Eighteen coins have preceded the Grant First Spouse Gold Coin. They are listed below:

  • 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, Mary Todd Lincoln
  • 2011 – Eliza Johnson

The law that authorized the Spouse Coins dictates that if the President served without a spouse, an image of the mythical figure of Liberty will be used instead. If the President had more than one wife while in office, both will be featured on separate coins.

Issue Information

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

Release Date

The Julia Grant First Spouse Gold Coin shows a release date of June 2, 2011.

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 Artistic Infusion Program (AIP) Master Designer Donna Weaver designed the portrait of Julia Grant shown on the obverse of the strike. It was sculpted by Michael Gaudioso.

The reverse shows a young Miss Grant riding with her future husband Ulysses and was designed by AIP Master Designer Richard Masters and sculpted by Charles L. Vickers.

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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