2012-W $10 Alice Paul First Spouse Gold Uncirculated Coin
The 2012-W $10 Alice Paul First Spouse Gold Uncirculated Coin is the first uncirculated coin of the series to appear in 2012. It also marks the first and only strike of the complete series to not honor either the spouse of a former President of the United States or depict a version of the mythical figure of Liberty.
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Authorizing Coin Law
U.S. Mint Online Site
Typically coins of the series feature portraits of the spouses of the former Presidents of the United States and scenes from their life – hence the name of the series of First Spouse Gold Coins. In instances where the President served without a spouse, the authorizing law dictates that a likeness of Liberty be used instead.
The only exception to that policy occurs with the First Spouse Coin linked to the Chester A. Arthur presidency. Arthur served without a spouse and instead of Liberty Congress dictated that a likeness of American Suffragist Alice Paul be used instead.
Previous First Spouse Gold Coins
First Spouse Gold Coins are released in association with the related Presidential $1 Coin Program which also debuted in 2007. Coins of the spouse series appearing in previous years include:
- 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, Julia Grant, Lucy Hayes, Lucretia Garfield
Like the Presidential $1 Coins, generally four of the spouse coins are issued annually. An exception to this occurred in 2009 when both Letitia Tyler and Julia Tyler coins were issued linked to the John Tyler Presidency meaning actually five First Spouse Coins appeared that year.
Each First Spouse gold coin is struck from 1/2 ounce of .9999 fine gold to both proof and uncirculated conditions.
The Alice Paul First Spouse Gold Coin will likely appear sometime in the first half of 2012.
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
A portrait of Alice Paul (American Suffragist) appears on the obverse of the coin.
The reverse contains a design representing the American Suffragist movement.
|Composition:||.9999 fine gold|
|Standard Weight:||0.5000 troy oz. or 15.554g|
|Standard Diameter:||1.043 inches or 26.49 mm|
- 2012-W $10 Alice Paul First Spouse Gold Proof Coin
- 2012-W $10 Frances Cleveland (1st Term) First Spouse Gold Uncirculated Coin