The Margaret Taylor First Spouse Gold Coin will be released during 2009 as the thirteenth release of the First Spouse Gold Coin Program. During 2009 a total of five different coins will be issued for the series.
The obverse of the coin features a portrait of Margaret Taylor designed by Phebe Hemphill and sculpted by Charles Vickers. The inscriptions include “Margaret Taylor,” “In God We Trust,” and “Liberty.” Also included are the date, mint mark, years served as First Spouse “1849-1850″ and order of the Presidency “12th.”
The reverse of the coin depicts Mrs. Taylor nursing a soldier during the Seminole War. Before her husband Zachary Taylor became president, she followed her husband during his military career to various remote hardship outposts. The reverse was designed by Mary Beth Zeitz and sculpted by Jim Licaretz. 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 Margaret Taylor First Spouse Gold Coin is scheduled for winter 2009.
Other 2009 First Spouse Gold Coins:
- Anna Harrison First Spouse Gold Coin
- Letitia Tyler First Spouse Gold Coin
- Julia Tyler First Spouse Gold Coin
- Sarah Polk First Spouse Gold Coin
Designer: Phebe Hemphill (obverse), Mary Beth Zeitz (reverse)
Sculptor: Charles Vickers (obverse), Jim Licaretz (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 Gold Coins