We have discussed U.S Mint First Spouse Gold Coins in part I. The First Spouse is also called the First Lady of the United States of America. Today we will discuss the U.S Mint First Spouse Gold Coins of the United States of America. These U.S commemorative gold coins are issued to honor their First Spouse or First Lady. They issued these coins in one-half ounce $10 gold coins that feature the image of the First spouse. The First Spouse Gold Coins Program is authorized by the Presidential $1 Coin Act of 2005.
The First Lady of the United States (FLOTUS) refers to the wife of the president of the United States of America, an official hostess of the White House. The first lady does not have any official duties, but she generally attends all official ceremonies and functions. She is figured prominently in the social and political life of the United States.
The role of the First Spouse of the United States of America had changed drastically since 1790. The first Spouse gets involved in all the political campaigns, management of the White House, championship of social causes, and representation of the president at official and ceremonial occasions.
These United States coins display the First Spouse of the United States, which is made up of 24 Carat Gold. These American gold coins are made of half an ounce of gold that features the Presidents’ spouses to serve the country. These are considered the rare coins of the world as there are limited editions of these coins.
Martha Washington 10 Dollar Gold Coin
The first coin issued under the U.S mint First Spouse Gold Coins of the United States of America is Martha Washinton’s 10 Dollar Gold Coin. Martha Washington was born on 2nd June 1731 to John Dandridge, a well-to-do planter family situated in New Kent County, Virginia.
Martha was very intelligent since her childhood. At a very young age, she learned the skills of sewing and household management. She also had a good knowledge of plantation management, crop sales, homeopathic medicine, and animal husbandry. She was married to George Washington, the first president of the United States of America in the year 1759.
Martha helped her husband George Washington during the Revolutionary War when her husband was chosen as commander of the Continental Army. When the war got over George Washington was elected as the first president of the United States of America and she was made the first lady of the United States of America. She had fulfilled her role of the military and political wife with ease and grace
Louisa Adams 10 Dollar Gold Coin
In the year 2008, The United States of America issued a coin of First lady Louisa Adams under U.S mint First Spouse Gold Coin.
Louisa Catherine Adams was the wife of John Quincy Adams the sixth president of the United States of America from 1825 to 1829. Louisa Adams was born in London on 12th February 1775 to an American Father and British mother. When Louisa Adams turns three; her family moved to France where she completed her education.
For approximately six years both Louisa and John Quincy Adams lived as American diplomats in the Russian capital of St. Petersburg. In the year 1814, John Quincy was summoned to The Hague to participate in peace talks to end the War of 1812.
The United States of America had issued a commemorative $ 10coin with the theme of Louisa Adams in the year 2008.
Martin Van Buren’s Liberty 10 Dollar Gold Coin
The United States of America had issued this commemorative 10 Dollars coin with the theme of Martin Van Buren’s Liberty in the year 2008. The Presidential $1 Coin Act of 2005 provides a provision to provide continuity of the U.S mint First Spouse Gold Coins Program during those times when a president served without a first spouse.
Martin Van Buren got married to Hannah in the year 1807; his wife Hannah died in the year 1819. Van Buren was a widower for 18 years when he became president in 1837.
The obverse of this coin depicts Design from the Liberty Seated Dime minted between 1837 and 1891. The reverse of this coin depicts Young Martin Van Buren reading a book under a tree; the background coin depicts a tavern operated by his family in Kinderhook, New York.
Anna Harrison 10 Dollar Gold Coin
Although born in relative prosperity in New Jersey, Anna Tuthill Symmes Harrison lived most of her life as a pioneer in the Ohio and Indiana frontier territories, following her husband, William Henry Harrison, during his long military and political career. William was frequently away for long stretches of time, and she cared for their business ventures and their ten children alone. Relations with the local Native Americans were tense, and the threat of attack was ever-present. Even with these dangers, she was an able hostess who cooked and served meals for soldiers, dignitaries, and American Indian leaders alike. Councils with local Native Americans were frequently held in her home, and their encampments were set up on her front lawn.
Harrison was well-educated for a woman of her era, having attended the best schools for girls in the northeast. In fact, she was the first presidential spouse with a documented formal education and had a lifelong love of learning. An avid reader, she especially enjoyed any political journals and newspapers she could find on the frontier. Before she could arrive in Washington to join her husband at the White House, President Harrison died on April 4, 1841. It was just one month after he became gravely ill after his one-hour and forty-minute inaugural address delivered in the blustery March wind.
Margaret Taylor 10 Dollar Commemorative Coin
Margaret Taylor was the wife of Zachary Taylor; the 12th President of the United States of America and the First lady of the United States of America from 1849 to 1850. This is the last coin of the U.S mint First Spouse Gold Coins series.
Zachary Taylor had served his county the United States of America first as an Army officer for almost four decades; he had also played a vital role in Commanding troops in the war of 1812; Black Hawk War (1832) and Second Seminole War (1835-1842). Later he became a full-fledged war hero through his service in the Mexican War, which broke out in 1846 after the U.S annexation of Texas.
Zachary Taylor has served nearly around 16th months in his Presidential office; After attending a long ceremony at Washington Monument on scorching on 4th July 1950 he fell ill and died after five days; he was a second President to die in the office. The United States of America had issued this commemorative coin with the theme of Margaret Taylor in the year 2009.
The U.S Mint First Spouse Gold Coins series is a remarkable series that was issued in remembrance of the contribution of the First Ladies of the US to the development of American society. The U.S Mint First Spouse Gold Coins series are also one of the artistically and technologically advanced coins issued by the US mint.