The Dolley Madison First Spouse Gold Coin was released by the US Mint on November 19, 2007. This was the fourth coin released on for the series and the final for the year. Each of the prior three releases for Martha Washington, Abigail Adams, and Thomas Jefferson’s Liberty had sold out, but Dolley Madison coins did not.
The obverse of the Dolley Madison coin was designed and sculpted by Don Everhart. It features a portrait of Dolley Madison and the inscriptions, “Dolley Madison,” “In God We Trust,” and “Liberty.” Also included are the date and mint mark, years served as first spouse “1809-1817″ and order of the Presidency “4th.”
The reverse of the coin was designed by Joel Iskowitz and sculpted by Don Everhart. The reverse depicts Dolley Madison in her famous act of saving the Cabinet papers and the Gilbert Stuart portrait of George Washington. This heroic act took place as British troops were approaching the White House in August 1814.
Dolley Madison First Spouse Coins were issued with both proof and uncirculated finishes and were available from the US Mint for one year. The proof version sold 18,355 coins and the uncirculated version sold 12,541 coins.
Other 2007 First Spouse Gold Coins:
Designer: Don Everhart (obverse), Joel Iskowitz (reverse)
Sculptor: Don Everhart (obverse), Don Everhart (reverse)
Mint: West Point (W mint mark)
Weight: 0.5000 troy oz. (15.554 g)
Composition: 0.9999 fine gold
Diameter: 1.041 inches (26.49 mm)
Thickness: 0.074 inches (1.88 mm)
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