The United States Mint was tasked by Congress in 2005 to produce a series of coins commemorating American Presidents, and an accompanying series celebrating their spouses. The latter series, called the First Spouse Gold Coin program, would pay tribute to figures across the range of American history from Martha Washington in the first days of the republic to Barbara Bush in the early Nineties. One of the later issues focused on Patricia Nixon, First Lady to Richard Nixon, who was known for her devotion to volunteerism and for becoming the first Presidential spouse to visit a war zone when she made a trip to Vietnam. The 2016-W 1/2 oz Proof US Mint First Spouse Patricia Nixon Gold Coin is available from JM Bullion.
- Comes in a wooden box with a Certificate of Authenticity!
- Thirty-seventh release in the U.S. Mint’s First Spouse Gold Coin program!
- Drawn from a limited original mintage!
- Contains 1/2 Troy oz of .9999 pure gold.
- Face value of $10 issued by the United States government.
- Obverse field features a portrait of Patricia Nixon.
- Reverse field features a stylized portrayal of the worldwide volunteer movement.
Patricia “Pat” Nixon was famous for her support for volunteerism across America, urging citizens to volunteer at hospitals, civic centers and rehab facilities to help address the problems of the nation. She was also known for exhibiting genuine concern for people: one famous example was her visit to Peru in the wake of a devastating earthquake, during which she spent hours comforting survivors amid the debris. A pioneering First Spouse moment came when she visited South Vietnam in 1969, becoming the only First Lady to that point to have visited a combat zone.
The 2016-W Proof US Mint First Spouse Patricia Nixon Gold Coin ships in a beautiful wooden box with a Certificate of Authenticity. Its proof-quality finish showcases the “cameo effect” produced by mirrored background fields contrasted with frosted raised details.
The coin’s obverse field features a portrait of Patricia Nixon, accompanied by the “W” mint mark of the West Point Mint and the inscriptions “IN GOD WE TRUST,” “LIBERTY,” “2016,” and “37th 1969 – 1974.”
The reverse field features a stylized representation of human figures linking hands around a globe, symbolizing the volunteer spirit she supported. It’s accompanied by the inscriptions “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,” “E PLURIBUS UNUM,” “$10,” and “1/2 OZ. .9999 FINE GOLD.”
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