First Spouse Gold Coin Mintages
The 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.
Included below are the mintages of the sold out issues of the First Spouse Gold Coin Program.
|2007 Martha Washington||17,661||19,167||36,828||40,000|
|2007 Abigail Adams||17,142||17,149||34,291||40,000|
|2007 Thomas Jefferson's Liberty||19,823||19,815||39,638||40,000|
|2007 Dolley Madison||12,340||17,943||30,283||40,000|
|2008 Elizabeth Monroe||4,462||7,800||12,262||40,000|
|2008 Louisa Adams||3,885||6,581||10,466||40,000|
|2008 Andrew Jackson's Liberty||4,609||7,684||12,293||40,000|
|2008 Martin Van Buren's Liberty||3,826||6,807||10,633||40,000|
|2009 Anna Harrison||3,645||6,251||9,896||40,000|
|2009 Letitia Tyler||3,240||5,296||8,536||40,000|
|2009 Julia Tyler||3,143||4,844||7,987||40,000|
|2009 Sarah Polk||3,489||5,151||8,640||40,000|
|2009 Margaret Taylor||3,430||4,787||8,024||40,000|
|2010 Abigail Fillmore||3,489||6,140||9,629||15,000|
|2010 Jane Pierce||3,333||4,843||8,176||15,000|
|2010 James Buchanan's Liberty||5,348||7,304||12,652||15,000|
|2010 Mary Todd Lincoln||3,760||6,904||10,664||20,000|