First Spouse Gold Coin Mintages
The once popular First Spouse Gold Coin series may be seeing an upswing with its latest offering for Andrew Jackson's Liberty Coin.
Followers of the series will remember that the first three releases for Martha Washington, Abigail Adams, and Thomas Jefferson's Liberty sold out in less than one day. Popularity seemed to fizzle with the next release for Dolley Madison. The next two releases showed a declining sales trend. The latest coin may finally break the trend.
Andrew Jackson's Liberty has sold a combined 5,924 coins since the release on August 28. The prior release for Louisa Adams has sold a combined 7,177. This coin was released on May 29. While Jackson's coin is still about 1,200 behind, it seems likely that sales will eventually surpass Louisa Adams.
The Andrew Jackson coin may be driving more sales since the obverse is based on the classic Capped Bust Lettered Edge Half Dollar design. This design was used because President Jackson served without a spouse. Under the authorizing legislation for the program, in this situation the coin will bear the Liberty image used on circulating coinage from the President's term. The last release of the series to fall into this situation was Thomas Jefferson's Liberty which used the design from the Draped Bust Half Cent.
The table below shows the full sales/mintage figures for all releases of the First Spouse Gold Coin Series through September 17.
|T. Jefferson's Liberty||20,000||20,000||40,000|
|A. Jackson's Liberty||2,213||3,711||5,924|