Beginning in 2007 with the introduction of the Presidential dollar coin series, the U.S. Mint came up with the innovative idea to honor each president's respective First Spouse with a half-ounce, .9999 fine gold coin of their own. We have an extensive selection of these First Spouse Gold Coins available here at Gainesville Coins for very competitive prices!
Each 1/2-oz gold First Spouse coin corresponds to the Presidential dollar that was released at that point in the year. For example, the first Presidential dollar featuring George Washington was accompanied by the release of the Martha Washington gold coin. In the few cases where the sitting president was unmarried, the coin series replaces the first spouse with a portrayal of Lady Liberty that appeared on U.S. coins during that era. In these cases, the coin is called "Jackson's Liberty" or "Van Buren's Liberty," for example.
In addition to the 24-karat American Gold Buffalo coin, the First Spouse series are the only other extra-pure, "four-nines" fine (.9999 fine) gold coins produced annually by the U.S. Mint. With this distinction, they are sure to stir the interest of precious metal investors. Like the Gold Buffalo, these First Spouse coins are frequently certified by third-party grading services in order to preserve their condition, as 24-karat gold is much softer than most traditional gold purities found in coins.
Whether you're a collector of the Presidential coin series and are looking for the perfect way to expand your collection, or you're a stacker of precious metals looking for .9999 pure gold at a good price, the First Spouse gold coin series from the U.S. Mint is a great place to start. With their half-ounce of fine gold content, these coins may be an affordable alternative to more common 1-ounce gold coins.