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

The 2011-W $10 Julia Grant First Spouse Gold Uncirculated Coin will be the nineteenth coin in the series and the second for 2011 to honor the spouses of the former Presidents of the United States.

Mintage: 15,000 maximum
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Marrying Ulysses S. Grant in 1848, Julia would join him at several postings during his career in the Army. She would also join him when he retired from the military and moved to Illinois. The private life would not last, however, as Ulysses was drawn into the Army once again during the American Civil War.

His military leadership during the War led to the eventual surrender of the Confederate States of America and his rise in prominence. A few years later, Ulysses was elected as the 18th President of the United States where Julia served as First Lady.

Previous First Spouse Gold Coins

The US Mint will have struck eighteen different Spouse Coins before the Grant issue. Those eighteen 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

As indicated by the Letitia Tyler and Julia Tyler coins in 2009, if the President had more than one spouse like John Tyler did, both will be featured on separate coins. If the President was not married at the time of his administration, an image of the mythical figure of Liberty will be shown on the Spouse Coins instead.

Issue Information

The US Mint strikes each First Spouse Coin from 1/2 of .9999 fine gold.

Release Date

The Grant Spouse Coin is expected to be released on June 2, 2011.

Issue Price

The Mint uses a pricing matrix linked to the average of the previous week’s London Gold Fix to determine the price of the precious metal Spouse Coins.

U.S. Mint Production Facility

The US Mint’s facility in West Point will strike the Grant Spouse Coins which will feature the appropriate ‘W’ mintmark.

Designer & Sculptor

The portrait of Julia Grant shown on the obverse of the coin was designed by United States Mint Artistic Infusion Program (AIP) Master Designer Donna Weaver and sculpted by Michael Gaudioso.

On the reverse a younger Julia is shown 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: 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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