Bess Truman First Spouse gold coins on sale April 16
- Published: Apr 15, 2015, 4 AM
The following is from a press release issued by the U.S. Mint concerning the Bess Truman First Spouse $10 gold coin:
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 options: http://www.catalog.usmint.gov/customer-service/shipping.html.
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