Patricia Nixon 2016 10 Dollars First Spouse Gold Coins

Patricia Nixon First Lady of the United StatesPatricia Nixon 2016 10 Dollars First Spouse Gold Coin
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Patricia Nixon 2016 10 Dollars First Spouse Gold Coin
First Lady of the United States, 1969 — 1974
The first release in the 2016 First Spouse Gold Coin Series

The Patricia Nixon 2016 One–Half Ounce Gold Proof Coin; this the first coin released in the in the 2016 First Spouse Gold Coin Series. It is a one–half ounce 24–karat gold coin minted with a proof finish, giving it a frosted foreground and a mirror–like background.

It features a portrait of Patricia Nixon on the obverse (heads).The reverse (tails) features stylized figures standing hand–in–hand surrounding a globe, symbolizing Mrs. Nixon’s commitment to volunteerism around the world.

This coin is encapsulated and packaged in a custom–designed, highly polished, dome–chested, lacquered hardwood presentation case and is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity.

This marks the 10th and final year of the First Spouse Gold Coin Series, the U.S. Mint’s first coin program to feature our nation’s first spouses. The coins are minted with proof and uncirculated finishes and are available individually.

Each First Spouse Gold Coin coincides with the release of the corresponding Presidential $1 Coin. In 2016, the U.S. Mint will release three coins in the series honoring Patricia Nixon, Betty Ford and Nancy Reagan.

Denomination: $10
Composition: 99.99% Gold
Weight: 0.5000 troy oz.
Diameter: 1.043 inches (26.50 mm)
Thickness 0.074 inch (1.88 mm)
Edge: Reeded
Mint and Mint Mark: Minted at the U.S. Mint at West Point – W
Mintage Limit: 10,000
Pat Nixon 2016 10 Dollars First Spouse Gold Coin
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First Spouse Gold Coins Program

2007 First Spouse Gold Coins

2008 First Spouse Gold Coins

2009 First Spouse Gold Coins

Anna Harrison       Letitia Tyler       Julia Tyler       Sarah Polk       Margaret Taylor

2010 First Spouse Gold Coins

2011 First Spouse Gold Coins

Eliza Johnson         Julia Grant         Lucy Hayes         Lucretia Garfield

2012 First Spouse Gold Coins

2013 First Spouse Gold Coins

2014 First Spouse Gold Coins

Eleanor Roosevelt         Lou Hoover         Grace Coolidge         Florence Harding

2015 First Spouse Gold Coins

Jacqueline Kennedy     Mamie Eisenhower     Bess Truman     Lady Bird Johnson

2016 First Spouse Gold Coins

Patricia Nixon 

Pat Nixon
Thelma Catherine "Pat" Nixon (née Ryan; March 16, 1912 – June 22, 1993) was the wife of Richard Nixon, 37th President of the United States, and First Lady of the United States from 1969 to 1974.
   Born in Ely, Nevada, she grew up with her two brothers in what is now Cerritos, California, graduating from high school in 1929. She attended Fullerton Junior College and later the University of Southern California. She paid for her schooling by working multiple jobs, including pharmacy manager, typist, radiographer, and retail clerk. In 1940, she married lawyer Richard Nixon and they had two daughters. Nixon campaigned for her husband in his successful congressional campaigns of 1946 and 1948. Richard Nixon was elected Vice President in the Eisenhower administration, whereupon Pat undertook many missions of goodwill with her husband and gained favorable media coverage. She assisted her husband in both his unsuccessful 1960 presidential campaign and later in his successful 1968 presidential campaign.
   As First Lady, Pat Nixon promoted a number of charitable causes, including volunteerism. She oversaw the collection of more than 600 pieces of historic art and furnishings for the White House, an acquisition larger than that of any other administration. She was the most traveled First Lady in U.S. history, a record unsurpassed until twenty-five years later. She accompanied the President as the first First Lady to visit China and the Soviet Union and her solo trips to Africa and South America gained her recognition as "Madame Ambassador"; she was the first First Lady to enter a combat zone as well. These trips gained her favorable reception in the media and the host countries. Her tenure ended when, after being re-elected in a landslide victory in 1972, President Nixon resigned two years later amid the Watergate scandal.

   Her public appearances became increasingly rare later in life. She and her husband returned to California, and later moved to New Jersey. She suffered two strokes, one in 1976 and another in 1983, then was diagnosed with lung cancer in 1992. She died in 1993, aged 81.