The Anna Harrison First Spouse Gold Coin was the ninth 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 Anna Harrison designed by Donna Weaver and sculpted by Joseph Menna. The inscriptions include “Anna Harrison,” “In God We Trust,” and “Liberty.” Also included are the date, mint mark, years served as First Spouse “1841” and order of the Presidency “9th.”
The reverse of the coin depicts Mrs. Harrison teaching three children. Education was central to her life. She educated her own children and started two schools with her husband. The reverse was designed by Thomas Cleveland and sculpted by Charles Vickers. 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 Anna Harrison First Spouse Gold Coin was March 5, 2009. To date, more than 6,000 coins have been sold by the United States Mint.
Other 2009 First Spouse Gold Coins:
- Letitia Tyler First Spouse Gold Coin
- Julia Tyler First Spouse Gold Coin
- Sarah Polk First Spouse Gold Coin
- Margaret Taylor First Spouse Gold Coin
Designer: Donna Weaver (obverse), Thomas Cleveland (reverse)
Sculptor: Joseph Menna (obverse), Charles Vickers (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