Edith Roosevelt 2013 10 Dollars First Spouse Gold Coins

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Edith Roosevelt 2013 10 Dollars First Spouse Gold Coin
First Lady of the United States, 1901 — 1909

  The 2013 Edith Roosevelt First Spouse Gold Coin represented the second release of the year for the program. Sales for the coin opened only seven days after the prior issue, falling into a highly compressed release schedule caused by a delayed design selection process and production problems.

  The obverse design of the coin featured an image of the First Lady created from a composite of two photographs. Although the pose was uncharacteristic for the series, it was recommended by both the Commission of Fine Arts and Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee since one of the source photographs was known to be a favorite of President Theodore Roosevelt and the design was the preference of the Roosevelt family and Roosevelt Association. The obverse was completed by the inscriptions “Edith Roosevelt”, “In God We Trust”, “Liberty”, “2013”, “26th”, and “1901-1909″.

  Edith Kermit Carow Roosevelt was born August 6, 1861, in Norwich, Connecticut. Growing up in New York City near Union Square, she was a frequent visitor to future President Theodore Roosevelt's grandparents' home and became a childhood friend of his and his younger sister Corinne. Years later, Roosevelt was a young widower with an infant daughter, and he married Edith in 1886. After the couple arrived at the White House in the wake of the assassination of President McKinley in 1901, the new first lady approved and supported interior decoration during the renovation of what is now called the West Wing of the White House. This included enlarging and modernizing the public rooms. She also established the tradition of hanging portraits of the first ladies on the ground floor of the White House. After President Roosevelt's death, she returned to their home in Oyster Bay, Long Island, and frequently travelled abroad. She died in 1948.

  The reverse design was intended to represent Mrs. Roosevelt’s work in the restoration of the White House in 1902. An off center column and compass divides an image of the White House and the words “The White House Restored”. Additional inscriptions around the edge of the coin include “United States of America”, “E Pluribus Unum”, the denomination “$10″, and the precious metal weight and purity of “1/2 oz. .9999 Fine Gold”.

  The obverse was designed by Joel Iskowitz and engraved by Joseph Menna. The reverse was designed by Chris Costello and engraved by Don Everhart.

  Sales for the Edith Roosevelt First Spouse Gold Coin opened on November 21, 2013. The initial pricing was $840 for the proof version of the coin and $820 for the uncirculated version. Pricing remained subject to change throughout the period of availability.
  A maximum mintage of 10,000 pieces was established across both versions of the coin.

Coin Specifications and Mintages
Date: 2013
Mint: West Point (W)
Mintage: TBD
Designers: Joel Iskowitz (obverse), Chris Costello (reverse)
Composition: 0.9999 Gold
Weight: 0.5000 troy oz. (15.554 g)
Diameter: 1.041 inches (26.49 mm)
Thickness: 0.074 inches (1.88 mm)

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