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
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.