The fourth and final 2012-W First Spouse half-ounce gold $10 coin
was issued Dec. 20 with the release of the Frances Cleveland, Second
Sales opened not only for the Proof and Uncirculated Cleveland
First Spouse coins, but also for the 2012 United States Mint
Presidential $1 Coin and First Spouse Medal set and 2012 First Spouse
Bronze Four-Medal set.
The 2012-W Frances Cleveland, First Spouse, Second Term $10 gold
coin is limited to a maximum mintage of 13,000 coins combined between
the Proof and Uncirculated coin options, with the split determined by
While the coins can continue to be sold into calendar year 2013 as
long as inventory remains, Dec. 31, 2012, is the final day the West
Point Mint can legally strike the coins.
Pricing will be based on the U.S. Mint’s pricing structure for
gold coins, at www.usmint.gov/catalog.
The obverse portrait of Frances Cleveland was designed by Barbara
Fox, a master designer with the U.S. Mint Artistic Infusion Program,
and sculptured by U.S. Mint Medallic Sculptor Phebe Hemphill.
The reverse design, showing the first lady with her husband,
Grover Cleveland, at the back of a train as they greet the public, was
designed and sculptured by U.S. Mint Medallic Sculptor Joseph F. Menna.
The 2012 United States Mint Presidential $1 Coin and First Spouse
Medal set, offered at $9.95, contains an Uncirculated Grover Cleveland
Presidential $1 Coin (second term) and a bronze medal bearing
likenesses of the designs that appear on the First Spouse Gold Coin
(second term) struck in Frances Cleveland’s honor.
The 2012 First Spouse Four-Medal set, offered at $16.95 per set,
contains one each of the four bronze medals bearing the likenesses of
the designs that appear on the First Spouse Gold Coins honoring Alice
Paul and the Suffrage Movement, Frances Cleveland (first and second
terms), and Caroline Harrison.
The Mint accepts orders online at www.usmint.gov/catalog, and
by telephone at 800-872-6468.
Hearing- and speech-impaired customers with TTY equipment may
order the products by calling 888-321-6468.
Customers should add $4.95 to all domestic orders for shipping and
handling costs. ■