The Uncirculated and Proof 2014-W Florence Harding, First Spouse gold
$10 coins are scheduled to go on sale by the United States Mint at
noon Eastern Time July 10.
The Harding coin is the first of four .9999 fine half-ounce gold
coins to be released for 2014. The Harding coin will be followed by
issues honoring first ladies Grace Coolidge, Lou Hoover, and Eleanor Roosevelt.
Orders will be accepted at the U.S. Mint website and by phone at 800-872-6468. Hearing- and
speech-impaired customers with TTY equipment may order at 888-321-6468.
A fee of $4.95 will be added to all domestic orders for shipping and handling.
The maximum mintage will be limited to 10,000 units across all
product options. Customer demand will determine the ratio of Proof to
Uncirculated coins produced within the total maximum mintage. Pricing
will be set according to the United States Mint’s pricing structure for gold coins.
The coin’s obverse and reverse were designed by U.S. Mint Artistic
Infusion Program artist Thomas Cleveland. The obverse was sculptured
by U.S. Mint Medallic Sculptor Joseph F. Menna and the reverse by U.S. Mint
Sculptor Engraver Donald Everhart II.
The obverse portrait features Mrs. Harding in period attire with
Mrs. Harding championed the cause of World War I veterans,
symbolized in the reverse design 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, Warren G. Harding.