Release dates for the first three of five 2013-W First Spouse $10
gold coins were announced Oct. 21 by the United States Mint.
The on-sale date for the Ida McKinley coins, struck in Proof and
Uncirculated versions at the West Point Mint with the W Mint mark, is
Nov. 14. The Edith Roosevelt coins will go on sale Nov. 21, and the
Helen Taft coins on Dec. 2.
The on-sale dates for the Ellen Wilson and Edith Wilson First
Spouse gold coins are to be determined.
Each of the First Spouse coins is composed of a half-ounce of
.9999 fine gold.
Also being produced and offered at $6.95 each will be 1.325-inch
bronze First Spouse medals. Details on the coins and medals programs
can be obtained at www.usmint.gov.
Mintage limits lowered
The 2013 mintage limits for the gold coins are down 3,000 coins
for each of the First Spouse releases from 2012 levels.
The mintage limit for the 2013 First Spouse gold coins is 10,000
coins combined in Proof and Uncirculated versions for each of the five
issues. The ratio of Proof to Uncirculated coins will be determined by
customer demand, according to United States Mint officials.
Pricing of the First Spouse gold coins is determined by the United
States Mint’s pricing policy, whereby prices are adjusted based upon
weekly average gold prices from the London Fix. The adjustable pricing
reflects the market value of the gold bullion that the coins contain.
The average is calculated using the prices from the Thursday A.M.
London Fix through the following Wednesday A.M. Fix.
Pricing as of Oct. 23 for the 2012 First Spouse coins still
available from the Mint is $840 for the Proof versions and $820 for
the Uncirculated coins.
Seven of the eight 2012 versions remain available, with only the
Proof Alice Paul coin considered sold out. ■