First Spouse Gold Coin Sales Figures
With gold once again on the move, it's time to take another look at the First Spouse Gold Coin series.
The US Mint currently has three First Spouse Gold Coins available for sale. This includes the final issue of 2007 honoring Dolley Madison and the first two issues of 2008 featuring Elizabeth Monroe and Louisa Adams. Check out the Mint's website here.
The Dolley Madison coins are priced surprisingly close to the value of the gold content at $509.95 and $529.95 for the uncirculated and proof version, respectively. Each coin contains one-half ounce of gold. Based on today's spot price of gold, the coin premium is less than 4% for the uncirculated version.
The Elizabeth Monroe and Louisa Adams coins are priced at $619.95 and $599.95 for the uncirculated and proof versions, respectively. This higher pricing may be part of the reason for the slack sales.
The maximum authorized mintage for each of the First Spouse coins has been set at 40,000.
Here is a full table of the First Spouse Gold Sales Figures as of July 10, 2008 from Numismaster.
|2007 Dolley Madison||11,517||17,785||29,302|
|2008 Elizabeth Monroe||4,087||7,018||11,105|
|2008 Louisa Adams||2,264||3,914||6,178|