2012-W $10 Frances Cleveland (1st Term) First Spouse Gold Proof Coin

The 2012-W $10 Frances Cleveland (1st Term) First Spouse Gold Proof Coin marks the second proof gold spouse coin to be issued in 2012. Each is struck from 1/2 ounce of 24-karat gold and contains the portrait of Frances Cleveland on the obverse and a scene from her life on the reverse.

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Frances Cleveland was the wife of the 22nd (and 24th) President of the United States, Grover Cleveland. His two non-consecutive terms as President actually means Frances will be featured on two different First Spouse Gold Coins with this one representing his first term and one appearing later in 2012 representing his second term.

Generally, spouses are only featured on one coin in the series. This is true even if their husbands served more than one term as President. However, as Grover is the only individual to serve non-consecutive terms, an exception was made for the associated spouse coins to allow two different coins to be issued.

Previous First Spouse Gold Coins

The First Spouse Gold Coin series debuted in 2007. A list of all of the previous year’s releases is shown 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, Julia Grant, Lucy Hayes, Lucretia Garfield

Generally, four new coins are issued per year in association with the Presidential $1 Coin Program which appears at a rate of four per year in the order in which the former Presidents served.

Issue Information

Coins of the series are struck from 1/2 ounce of 24-karat gold and appear in both proof and uncirculated conditions.

Release Date

The US Mint has not announced a release date for the Frances Cleveland First Spouse Gold Coins.

Issue Price

A pricing matrix is used by the US Mint to determine the price of each spouse coin based on the previous week’s gold market activity.

U.S. Mint Production Facility

These coins are struck at the US Mint’s West Point facility and contain the appropriate ‘W’ mintmark.

Designer & Sculptor

The obverse of the coin contains a portrait of Frances Cleveland.

Shown on the reverse is a scene emblematic of her life.

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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