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The First Spouse Gold Series Ends with Nancy Reagan. Buy coins now!

2016 First Spouse Nancy Reagan

2016 First Spouse Series: Nancy Reagan

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The US Mint has just released the final coin in the First Spouse Gold Coin series: Nancy Reagan. Released in tandem with the Presidential Dollars, this series honors the First Ladies who have served with former Presidents. Each coin has been struck from 1/2 Troy oz. .9999 fine gold. The obverse features a portrait of Nancy Reagan, while the reverse represents her “Just Say No” campaign against drug use for students.

Not only is this the last year of production, but this is the first time that a First Lady has seen and assisted in selecting the final obverse and reverse designs! Nancy Reagan, 1921-2016, is the first to be honored in the same year as her death. What better way to honor her legacy than with her portrait engraved in fine gold?

Don’t risk missing out on the final release of the series – Pre-order your coins today to ensure that you have what you need to complete your First Spouse Gold Coin collection.

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First Spouse Gold: Betty Ford Certified by NGC & PCGS Available Now!

2016 First Spouse Gold Series Betty Ford

2016 First Spouse Gold Series: Betty Ford

Now available for Pre-Order – NGC & PCGS certified!

This release commemorates Betty Ford, First Spouse to President Gerald Ford, who became acting President when President Richard Nixon resigned in 1974. The First Spouse Gold coin series is released in tandem with the Presidential Dollar series. The First Spouse coins are comprised of 1/2 Troy oz. .9999 fine gold. The reverse of each coin features a design that represents the work of the respective Spouse being honored. To honor Mrs. Ford, this release features a design of a young woman, climbing a spiral staircase. This represents Mrs. Fords openness & advocacy regarding addiction, women’s rights, and breast cancer awareness.

These coins are not in-stock yet, but you can pre-order them now. When you pre-order a coin from MCM, not only can you rest assured knowing you have reserved your place in line, but you can be certain you order will ship as soon as possible. All products have estimated ship dates clearly displayed.

2016 is a very special year for the Gold First Spouse series, as it is the 10th and final year of production. The last coin in this series will honor Nancy Reagan, First Spouse to President Ronald Reagan. The U.S. Mint will release this coin in July. With this series drawing to a close, collections around the world are anxious to complete their collection. Don’t wait, or you might miss out on the closing year of this important series!

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2015 First Spouse Series Gold Coins – “Lady Bird” Johnson

2015 First Spouse Series Gold Coins

2015 First Spouse Series Gold Coins – “Lady Bird” Johnson

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The fourth and final release in 2015, the Lady Bird Johnson First Spouse Gold Coin features a portrait of Lady Bird Johnson Truman. Lady Bird Johnson was born Claudia Alta Taylor near Karnack, Texas, on Dec. 22, 1912. She was given her nickname as a small child and kept it all her life. She was the first presidential spouse to campaign for her husband separately, making her own campaign appearances and speeches. During his presidency, she kept a daily journal, created the First Lady’s Committee for a More Beautiful Capital and then expanded her beautification program to include the entire nation. She was active in her husband’s war-on-poverty program, especially the Head Start project for preschool children, and advocated for women seeking higher education. After the Johnsons left the White House, Mrs. Johnson founded the National Wildflower Research Center and supported its mission until her death in 2007 at the age of 94.

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LARGE 2015 Proof Silver Pandas

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LARGE 2015 Proof Silver Pandas

The one-ounce 2015 Silver Pandas have been around for a while, but these coins are very different! These are the five ounce and one kilo sizes minted in PROOF quality, and they are FAR scarcer than their one ounce siblings.

Mintage numbers – as well as our available stock – on these special proof coins is very limited, so act now!

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2015-W Mamie Eisenhower coins

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Mamie Eisenhower was the wife and first spouse of President Dwight D. Eisenhower. She is best known for her support of her high-profile husband, her outgoing personality, and the level of hospitality she extended to everyone who came into her home.

Our stock of graded 2015-W Mamie Eisenhower First Spouse Gold coins will be ready for shipping this coming week. Order yours now and be one of the first to receive them from us!

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2015 Truman First Spouse Gold Coin

The West Point U.S. Mint has released the second 24 Karat gold coin for the year 2015. The 2015 Truman First Spouse Gold Coin is the only 24 Karat gold coin struck after the Buffalo Gold Coin. It was released with the signature of John Mercanti, the 12th Chief Engraver of the U.S. Mint. This edition of the First Spouse Gold Coin Series honors Bess Truman, the wife of President Harry Truman, and the 33rd First Lady of the United States. In order to commemorate the longest living first lady in the U.S., you should add this half troy ounce, $10 (99.99%) gold coin to your coin collection today.

2015 First Spouse Gold Bess Truman

Coin Description

The obverse design of the 2015 Truman First Spouse Gold Coin portrays a beautiful portrait of Mrs. Bess Truman. This portrait makes you remember what she looked like at about 60 years when she became the first lady. Just above her portrait, “BESS TRUMAN” is boldly printed while “33rd 1945 – 1953” is printed below. To the left, “IN GOD WE TRUST” while on the right “LIBERTY 2015” and “W” represents the West Point Mint where the coin was struck.

2015 Truman First Spouse Gold Coin - Obverse

2015 Truman First Spouse Gold Coin – Obverse

On the reverse, the image of the wheels of a locomotive is right in the center of the coin. Various inscriptions have been written around the locomotive wheel including “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA” and “WHISTLE-STOP CAMPAIGN” on the upper part. At the lower part of the coin 1948, the year of the whistle-stop campaign, “E PLURIBUS UNUM”, “$10 1/2 oz. .9999 FINE GOLD are inscribed.

2015 Truman First Spouse Gold Coin - Reverse

2015 Truman First Spouse Gold Coin – Reverse

Biography of First Lady Bess Truman

Bess Truman was born as Elizabeth Virginia Wallace, on February 13 1885, in Independence, Missouri. Her father was David Willock Wallace (1860 -1903) who married Margaret Elizabeth Gates (1862 – 1952). Bess was the eldest of four children. She had three younger brothers: Frank, George and David, all of whom passed on before her.

Bess met Harry Truman for the first time at the age of five in the Sunday School. They both attended the same elementary and high schools in Independence, MO. After she graduated from Independence High School (now known as William Chrisman High), she proceeded to Miss Barstow’s Finishing School located in Kansas City. But in 1903, her father committed suicide, an event that made Bess to become her mother’s caretaker and to shy away from public life.

First Lady Bess Truman

First Lady Bess Truman in 1950 – Source of Image: United States Library of Congress

Harry Truman started courting Bess in the year 1910 without knowing that the courtship will last for nine years. Due to early resistance from her mother, because of Harry’s humble background, and the First World War, the wedding had to be postponed. Eventually, they got married in 1919, on the 28th of June. Their only daughter, Margaret, was born five years later on February 17 1924.

Bess played the traditional role of wife, housekeeper, mother and took care of her aged mother as her husband rose up in local politics to become the district county judge. After Harry’s election into the U.S. Senate in 1934, she moved to Washington D.C. with her daughter. At the end of the Second World War, Bess became more active publicly. She became a member of the Senate Wives Club and volunteered to help the Red Cross. She served as an office clerk for her husband when he chaired the committee that investigated the National Defense Program. Subsequently, she played several advisory roles to her husband including running his Senate office anytime he was not in Washington. 

Harry Truman with his wife and daughter at the 1944 Democratic Convention.

Harry Truman with his wife and daughter at the 1944 Democratic Convention – Source of Image: Reformation.org

During the Democratic National Convention in 1944, Bess expressed her displeasure with her husband over his acceptance to become President Franklin Roosevelt’s running mate. She was not happy because she felt that the president could die because of his failing health. Eventually her fears were confirmed. In January 1945, after President Roosevelt’s death, Harry Truman was sworn-in as president and she became the 33rd First Lady of the United States.

While her husband was president, she spent a lot of time in Missouri with her daughter and maternal family. She only came to fulfill her official obligations during the “social season”. She did not pursue the aggressive activist lifestyle of Eleanor Roosevelt, her predecessor. But she participated quietly, with great commitment, in activities that promoted charitable courses. She supported the March of Dimes campaign initiated by Franklin Roosevelt and she deliberately cut down the budget for food and other items in the White House so that donations could be sent to survivors who were starving in war-devastated European cities.

Harry Truman with his wife and daughter during the Whistle-stop campaign

Harry Truman with his wife and daughter during the Whistle-stop campaign – Source of Image: Truman Library

During the campaign for re-election of Harry Truman for a second term, she participated in the Whistle-stop campaign which took her and husband’s campaign team to many cities in the U.S. in 1948. This popular campaign tour is the source of the image on the reverse of this commemorative gold coin. After the completion of Harry Truman’s eight year tenure, Bess returned with her husband to her native home in Independence, Missouri where she lived until she died of congestive heart failure in 1972 at the age of 97. She thus became the longest living U.S. First Lady.

Benefits of Adding the 24 Karat First Spouse Coin to Your Collection

Coins with 99.99% Purity Have Universal Appeal

This 24 Karat First Spouse gold coin can be traded at any gold exchange in any part of the world. The U.S. government has mandated the U.S. Mint to strike gold bullion coins that have 99.99% purity so that they can generate higher demand. So if you buy more than one copy of this precious gold coin and you want to trade it in future, you are acquiring a very good asset.

Connect With an Important Part of U.S. Political History

You should buy this gold coin because it connects you and family with an important section of U.S. history. In fact, if you or any of your family members is a member of the Democratic Party, you owe it to yourself to buy this coin. You could also buy it as a gift for any of your loved ones who is actively involved in politics. It will be a good source of inspiration. In addition, the locomotive wheel at the reverse side of the coin helps you to appreciate how far our transportation system has improved over the last six decades.

Honor the Work of America’s First Ladies

Another vital reason why you should get the 2015 Truman First Spouse gold coin is to honor the work of this First Lady and several others who have helped our presidents to provide good governance. First ladies have been actively involved in many forms of charity and they have helped to uplift the living standards of American women and children. 

Help the Next Generation to Aspire for Greatness

This coin shows that people from all backgrounds can aspire for greatness. So buy a copy and keep it so the next generation of Americans can see it and appreciate the historic events behind the success of the Truman first spouse. Although Bess Truman maintained a low-profile traditional lifestyle, she eventually became the first lady of the United States. It shows that people with relatively humble beginnings can rise to positions of prominence if they remain focused and determined.

Conclusion

The 2015 Truman First Spouse Gold Coin is available certified and encapsulated at ModernCoinMart (MCM) at competitive prices, including free domestic shipping. Since a limited number of these coins are struck, you need to buy your coins early so you can take advantage of the lower prices before the stock runs out and the price goes up. Special discounts are also given to people who buy by check or bank wire.