The U.S. Mint
announced mintage limits Oct. 16 for the Proof and Uncirculated 2015-W
First Spouse gold $10 coins.
In 2015, the coins will honor Elizabeth Truman, Mamie Eisenhower,
Jacqueline Kennedy and Lady Bird Johnson.
The maximum issuance for the two finishes Proof and Uncirculated
combined will be 10,000 coins, for Truman, Eisenhower and Johnson.
From 2011 to 2014, sales have been similar, with fewer than 7,000
coins sold per design. Based on this trend, it is likely the total
sales in 2015 for each of these designs will be similar to sales in
"For Kennedy, the release of the 1964-2014-W 50th Anniversary Kennedy Half-Dollar
Gold Proof Coin may cause a sharp increase in demand from
customers seeking to make special Kennedy gold sets using both the
1964–2014-W 50th Anniversary Kennedy Half-Dollar Gold Proof Coin and
the Proof 2015-W Jacqueline Kennedy First Spouse gold coin,"
according to U.S. Mint officials.
"To account for this potential variable, we believe a maximum
issuance of 30,000 coins would allow flexibility to increase
production should customer demand exceed forecasted sales volumes for
the other designs. These maximum mintage limits will be divided
between coins with proof and uncirculated finishes based on consumer demand.
"The Mint is not obligated to mint, and will not mint, to the
maximum mintage limits unless it is supported by public demand. The
production process and maximum mintages give us flexibility should
there be a surge in demand over previous years."