The first of the 2014-W First Spouse $10 gold coins, honoring
Florence Harding, will go on sale at noon Eastern Time July 10 by the
United States Mint.
The Proof and Uncirculated half-ounce .9999 fine gold coins for
Grace Coolidge will go on sale at noon Eastern Time July 17.
Pricing for both coin issues won't be disclosed until closer to the
release dates, since the U.S. Mint formulates prices for its precious
metals coins through a pricing grid that is based on the precious
Design details for the two coins were provided by the Mint:
➤ Florence Harding — Obverse portrait by Artistic Infusion
Program artist Thomas Cleveland, sculptured by U.S. Mint Medallic
Sculptor Joseph F. Menna. Reverse design by Cleveland, sculptured by
U.S. Mint Medallic Sculptor Donald Everhart II.
According to the Mint website: “Mrs. Harding championed the cause of
World War I veterans, symbolized by the initials WWV that form a
torch, transformed into a pen at its base to represent her extensive
correspondence with veterans, their spouses, and widows. The camera
represents her orchestration of photo opportunities supporting her
husband’s campaign. The ballot box represents her distinction as the
first First Lady to cast a vote for a presidential candidate, her husband.”
➤ Grace Coolidge — Obverse portrait by AIP artist Joel
Iskowitz, sculptured by U.S. Mint Medallic Sculptor Phebe Hemphill.
Reverse design by AIP artist Frank Morris, sculptured by U.S. Mint
Medallic Sculptor Jim Licaretz.
According to the Mint website: “Mrs. Coolidge advocated for the deaf
and hearing impaired. This design depicts three hands finger-spelling
the letters USA in American Sign Language against the backdrop of the
The U.S. Mint has not disclosed release dates for the Lou Hoover and
Eleanor Roosevelt First Spouse gold coins.