The First Spouse Gold Coin program was established as part of a provision of the Presidential $1 Coin Act of 2005 in order to honor our Nation's first spouses.
Minted in 2008, the Elizabeth Monroe First Spouse $10 Gold coin was the fifth in this series of commemorative coins. The coin's obverse was designed by Joel Iskowitz and sculpted by the acclaimed engraver Don Everhart and features a lifelike portrait of the First Lady.
The reverse of the coin was designed by Donna Weaver and was sculpted by the talented Charles Vickers. It depicts Elizabeth Monroe at the reception to reopen the white house after it had been set ablaze by the British during the War of 1812. This image is accompanied by an inscription that reads, 'Reopening of the White House 1818.'
Flawless, proof versions of these exquisite, $10 gold coins were minted in 1/2 ounce of 99.99% pure gold using specially prepared dies that give the coins an immediately recognizable mirror-like finish. These eye-catching coins are sure to become fast favorites of yours to own... and to proudly display. Avoid disappointment and order yours today!