U.S. Mint accepting orders for 2015-W Lady Bird Johnson First Spouse $10 gold

Issue is fourth to be released in calendar year to honor former first ladies
By , Coin World
Published : 08/20/15
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Orders for the Proof and Uncirculated 2015-W Claudia "Lady Bird" Johnson First Spouse $10 gold coins will be taken by the U.S. Mint beginning at noon Eastern Time Aug. 27.

Lady Bird Johnson is the fourth former first lady to be honored with a half-ounce, .9999 fine gold $10 coin in 2015. Previous 2015 issues honor Bess Truman, Mamie Eisenhower and Jacqueline Kennedy.

The obverse featuring Johnson's portrait was designed by United States Mint Artistic Infusion Program (AIP) artist Linda Fox and sculptured by U.S. Mint Medallic Sculptor Michael Gaudioso.

The reverse depicts the Jefferson Memorial, Washington Monument and flowers, referencing her efforts in the beautification and conservation of America, which began in Washington, D.C. The reverse was designed by AIP artist Chris Costello and sculptured by U.S. Mint Medallic Sculptor Renata Gordon.

The Johnson First Spouse gold coins are being struck at the West Point Mint in Proof and Uncirculated versions.

Mintage is limited to 10,000 coins, combined across both options, with customer demand roughly determining the ratio of Proof coins to Uncirculated coins struck.

Pricing for these coins will be based on the United States Mint's pricing structure for numismatic products containing gold.

Orders will be accepted at the United States Mint online catalog and at 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468). Hearing- and speech-impaired customers with TTY equipment may order by calling 1-888-321-MINT (6468).

Information about shipping options is available here

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