The following is from a press release issued by the U.S. Mint
concerning the Bess Truman First Spouse $10 gold coin:
The United States
Mint will accept orders for the 2015-W First Spouse series
half-ounce gold coins honoring Bess
Truman beginning April 16 at noon Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).
The coin's obverse (heads side) features a striking portrait of Mrs.
Truman with the inscriptions BESS TRUMAN, IN GOD WE TRUST, LIBERTY,
2015, 33rd, and 1945 - 1953.
The reverse features a locomotive wheel moving along railroad
tracks, representing Mrs. Truman's support for her husband on his 1948
whistle stop campaign trip for re-election as president. Inscriptions
are UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, WHISTLE STOP CAMPAIGN, E PLURIBUS UNUM,
$10, 1/2 OZ., and .9999 FINE GOLD.
The Bess Truman First Spouse gold coins are being struck at the
United States Mint's West Point facility in Proof
(product code JQ1) and Uncirculated
(product code JQ2) qualities. Mintage will be limited to
no more than 10,000 units across all product options, with customer
demand determining the ratio of Proof coins to Uncirculated coins produced.
Coin prices will be based on the U.S. Mint pricing structure for
numismatic products containing gold, available at http://catalog.usmint.gov/coins/gold-coins.
(Currently, other available First Spouse coins are priced at $795 for
the Uncirculated version and $815 for the Proof version.)
Orders will be accepted at the bureau's online catalog at http://catalog.usmint.gov/coin-programs/first-spouse-coins/ 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). Please
visit the United States Mint website for more information on shipping
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