First Spouse Gold Coin Mintages


Julia tylerThe mintages for the First Spouse Gold Coins present an interesting study. Early excitement resulted in one-day sell outs of the maximum authorized mintage for the first three coins in the series. After that point, collector interest declined at a rapid pace to the point where issues were recording the lowest U.S. gold coin mintages in decades.

Prior to the start of sales for each coin, the US Mint announces a maximum authorized mintage level. Initially this level was set at 40,000, but starting in 2010, the levels were reduced. In general, each release has remained available for sale until the entire maximum mintage has sold out, or for approximately one year. In 2010, there were numerous early sell outs, as the US Mint under-estimated anticipated demand for the entire sales period. In subsequent years delayed releases impacted the typical availability patterns.

Included below are the mintages of the sold out issues of the First Spouse Gold Coin Program.


UncProofTotalMaximum
2007 Martha Washington17,66119,16736,82840,000
2007 Abigail Adams17,14217,14934,29140,000
2007 Thomas Jeffersons Liberty19,82319,81539,63840,000
2007 Dolley Madison12,34017,94330,28340,000
2008 Elizabeth Monroe4,4627,80012,26240,000
2008 Louisa Adams3,8856,58110,46640,000
2008 Andrew Jacksons Liberty4,6097,68412,29340,000
2008 Martin Van Burens Liberty3,8266,80710,63340,000
2009 Anna Harrison3,6456,2519,89640,000
2009 Letitia Tyler3,2405,2968,53640,000
2009 Julia Tyler3,1434,8447,98740,000
2009 Sarah Polk3,4895,1518,64040,000
2009 Margaret Taylor3,6274,9368,56340,000
2010 Abigail Fillmore3,4826,1309,61215,000
2010 Jane Pierce3,3384,7758,11315,000
2010 James Buchanans Liberty5,1627,11012,27215,000
2010 Mary Todd Lincoln3,6956,86110,55620,000
2011 Eliza Johnson
2,9053,8876,79215,000
2011 Julia Grant
2,8923,9436,83515,000
2011 Lucy Hayes
2,1963,8686,06415,000
2011 Lucretia Garfield
2,1683,6535,821
15,000
2012 Alice Paul
2,7983,5056,303
13,000
2012 Frances Cleveland 1st
2,4543,1585,612
13,000
2012 Caroline Harrison
2,4363,0465,482
13,000
2012 Frances Cleveland 2nd
2,4253,1045,529
13,000
2013 Ida McKinley
2,008
2,724
4,732
10,000
2013 Edith Roosevelt
2,027
2,840
4,867
10,000
2013 Helen Taft
1,993
2,598
4,591
10,000
2013 Ellen Wilson
1,980
2,511
4,491
10,000
2013 Edith Wilson
1,974
2,464
4,438
10,000


Source: FirstSpouseGoldCoin.com