The First Spouse Gold Coin Program is a series of pure gold collectibles first issued by the U.S. Mint in 2007, whose purpose was to celebrate the lives and achievements of Presidential spouses from the earliest days of the American experiment up to the early Nineties. The series ran until 2016 and its entries each commemorated a different First Lady in chronological order. Elizabeth Truman, better known as Bess Truman, was the subject of the 33rd release. First Lady to President Harry Truman at a critical historical moment just after the passing of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, she reinstituted the customary White House social season and was considered to be one of the capital’s all-time hardest-working hostesses. The 2015-W 1/2 oz Proof First Spouse US Mint Bess Truman Gold Coin is now available from JM Bullion.
- Comes in a handsome wooden box with a Certificate of Authenticity!
- Issued in 2015 as the 33rd release in the First Spouse Gold Coin program!
- Supplied from a limited original mintage!
- Contains 1/2 Troy oz of .9999 pure gold.
- Face value of $10 is backed by the United States government.
- Obverse field features a portrait of Bess Truman.
- Reverse field features a locomotive.
Bess Truman became a First Lady after just eighty-two days spent as the wife of Vice President Harry Truman, who stepped into the Presidency when the legendary “FDR” passed away in 1945. She accompanied her husband on his whistle-stop tour in support of his reelection bid in 1948, a long-shot campaign that led to a largely unexpected victory over Republican Thomas Dewey, and her First Spouse gold collectible pays tribute to the extraordinary events that resulted in a full four-year term in the White House.
The 2015-W 1/2 oz Proof US Mint First Spouse Bess Truman Gold Coin ships in an elegant wooden case with a Certificate of Authenticity. It features the mirrored background fields and frosted foreground details of a proof-quality coin.
The coin’s obverse field features a portrait of Bess Truman, accompanied by inscriptions showing her name and the “W” mint mark of the West Point Mint, her coin’s year of issue and number in the series, the years of her service, and the lettering “IN GOD WE TRUST” and “LIBERTY.”
The reverse field shows a locomotive wheel on a train track to symbolize the famous whistle-stop tour, along with the inscriptions “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,” “E PLURIBUS UNUM,” “$10,” and “1/2 OZ. .9999 FINE GOLD.”
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