Helen Taft First Spouse Gold Coin

2013 Helen Taft First Spouse Gold Coin (imagery to be released)
2013 Helen Taft First Spouse Gold Coin (imagery to be released)

General Coin Information

Struck from one half ounce of .9999 fine gold is the 2013 Helen Taft First Spouse Gold Coin. This strike is issued in either proof or uncirculated condition and appears as the third 2013-dated strike of the US Mint's First Spouse Gold Coin Program.

Shown on both the obverse and reverse of the coin are designs emblematic of Helen Taft, wife of the 27th US President, William Howard Taft. On the obverse is a portrait of the former First Lade with the reverse showcasing a scene from her life.

Coins of this series debuted in 2007 and honor the spouses of the former Presidents of the United States in the order in which they served. Coins typically appear at a rate of four per year, but allowances were made for those Presidents who served in office with more than one spouse. In those instances, each spouse will be honored on a separate coin and be released in the same year as the associated Presidential $1 Coin.

Helen Taft married William Howard Taft on June 19, 1886. After being in the White House for only two months, Helen suffered a stroke from which she never fully recovered. A highlight of her time in the White House was her silver wedding anniversary which 8,000 guests attended.

Obverse Design

Shown on the obverse of the Helen Taft coin is a portrait of the former First Lady. Obverse inscriptions include HELEN TAFT, IN GOD WE TRUST, LIBERTY, 2013, 27TH and 1909-1913.

Reverse Design

The reverse of the First Spouse Gold Coins show scenes emblematic of the honored individuals. Reverse inscriptions include "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA", "E PLURIBUS UNUM", "$10", "1/2 OZ.", and ".9999 PURE GOLD.

Taft Coin Specifications

Mint: United States Mint
Mintmark: W
Finish/Condition: Proof / Uncirculated
Metal Content: .9999 Fine Gold
Weight: 0.5000 troy oz (15.554g)
Diameter: 1.043 inches (26.49 mm)
Edge: Reeded
Issue Date: tba
Issue Price: tba
Mintage Limit: tba Face Value: $10
Obverse Designer/Sculptor: tba
Reverse Designer/Sculptor:
tba

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