The Julia Tyler First Spouse Gold Coin will be released during 2009 as the eleventh release of the First Spouse Gold Coin Program. During 2009 a total of five different coins will be issued for the series. Julia Tyler was the second wife of President John Tyler. She served as the first lady after their marriage on June 26, 1844. She was the First Lady for eight months.
The obverse of the coin features a portrait of Julia Tyler designed by Joel Iskowitz and sculpted by Don Everhart. The inscriptions include “Julia Tyler,” “In God We Trust,” and “Liberty.” Also included are the date, mint mark, years served as First Spouse “1844-1845″ and order of the Presidency “10th.”
The reverse of the coin depicts Mrs. Tyler dancing with her husband at a White House Ball. The reverse was designed by Joel Iskowitz and sculpted by Don Everhart. The inscriptions include “United States of America,” “E Pluribus Unum,” “.9999 Fine Gold,” the denomination “$10,” and gold content “1/2 oz.”
Coins will be issued in both proof and uncirculated finishes. Each coin contains one-half ounce of 24 karat gold and is considered a legal tender numismatic item.
The release date for the Julia Tyler First Spouse Gold Coin is scheduled for summer 2009.
Other 2009 First Spouse Gold Coins:
- Anna Harrison First Spouse Gold Coin
- Letitia Tyler First Spouse Gold Coin
- Sarah Polk First Spouse Gold Coin
- Margaret Taylor First Spouse Gold Coin
Designer: Joel Iskowitz (obverse & reverse)
Sculptor: Don Everhart (obverse & 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)
More Information: First Spouse Coins