2012-W $10 Caroline Harrison First Spouse Gold Uncirculated Coin

The 2012-W $10 Caroline Harrison First Spouse Gold Uncirculated Coin appears from the United States Mint as the third 2012-dated uncirculated release of the First Spouse Gold Coin Program. Shown on the obverse of the coin is a portrait of Caroline Harrison, wife of the 23rd President of the United States, Benjamin Harrison.

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The reverse of each strike contains a scene emblematic of the life of Caroline. Like other coins of the series, the Caroline Harrison First Spouse Gold Uncirculated Coin is struck from one-half ounce of .9999 fine gold.

The series itself debuted in 2007 and honors the spouses of the former Presidents of the United States in the order in which the associated President served in office. If the President had no spouse while in office, law dictates that a likeness of Liberty be used instead. The only exception occurs with the Chester Arthur Presidency in which Congress dictated a likeness of Alice Paul (American Suffragist) be used instead.

Previous First Spouse Gold Coins

The United States Mint debuted the First Spouse Gold Coin series in 2007. Coins issued as part of the series in the past 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

Four coins typically appear annually in the series. In 2009, however, five were released as both the Letitia Tyler and Julia Tyler Coins were released in association with the John Tyler Presidency.

Issue Information

Both proof and uncirculated First Spouse Gold Coins are issued by the United States Mint.

Release Date

The United States Mint has not announced a release date for the Caroline Harrison First Spouse Gold Coins.

Issue Price

Pricing for coins of the series is based on a matrix linking the price of the coins to the average London Fix for Gold the previous week.

U.S. Mint Production Facility

Each coin of the series is struck at the US Mint’s facility in West Point and carries the appropriate ‘W’ mintmark.

Designer & Sculptor

A portrait of Caroline Harrison is shown on the obverse of each Caroline Harrison First Spouse Gold Uncirculated Coin.

The reverse contains a design emblematic of the life of Caroline Harrison.

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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