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Monday, November 5, 2007

Do you remember the other Dolley Madison coin?

As collectors await the release of the Dolley Madison First Spouse Gold Coin, some will remember that this First Lady was previous featured on a commemorative coin in 1999.

The Dolley Madison Commemorative Silver Dollar was produced to commemorate the 150th anniversary of her passing. This was the first US coin to honor a First Lady. The obverse design is based on a portrait of Dolley Madison by Gilbert Stuart, surrounded by a wreath of Cape Jasmines, her favorite flower. The reverse shows Montpelier surrounded by foliage.

The Dolley Madison First Spouse Gold release date is expected to be November 15*, although the Mint has not currently set a date. This would correspond with the release of the Presidential Dollar honoring her husband, James Madison. The obverse of the coin will include a portrait of Dolley Madison. The reverse of the coin depicts her saving the Cabinet papers and a Gilbert Stuart portrait of George Washington from the White House in advance of oncoming British Troops.

*Update- The Mint has just published the official release date as November 19


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