Andrew Jackson’s Liberty 2008 10 Dollars First Spouse Gold Coins

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US Gold Coins Andrew Jackson’s Liberty First Spouse $10 Dollars Gold Coin
President of the United States, 1829–1837

The 24 karat gold coin series experienced an increase in demand with the release of the Andrew Jackson’s Liberty First Spouse Gold Coin. This represented the third release of 2008 and the seventh release for the series overall.

This issue represents one of the four components of the First Spouse Gold Coins Liberty Subset. Each of these coins was issued for a President who served in office without a spouse. The Presidential $1 Coin Act of 2005 contains a provision to provide continuity of the First Spouse Gold Coin Program during those times in which a president served without a first spouse.  This provision applies to Andrew Jackson, whose wife Rachel Donelson Robards Jackson died in December 1828, just a few months before his presidential inauguration.
   The gold coins issued to accompany any president who served without a spouse will each feature a design emblematic of Liberty on its obverse, as depicted on a United States coin issued during the President’s time in office.  For Andrew Jackson’s presidency, the selected image appeared on the Capped Bust, Lettered Edge Half-Dollar coin from 1807–1836, and was originally executed by United States Mint Engraver John Reich.

The Andrew Jackson’s Liberty Gold Coin features the obverse design of the Capped Bust Half Dollar. This series was issued from 1807 to 1836 with a lettered edge, and with a reeded edge and modified obverse design from 1836 to 1839. The former design by John Reich was used for the present coin. The obverse inscriptions include “Liberty”, “In God We Trust”, “7th Presidency”, the dates of the Presidential term “1829-1837″, the year of mintage “2008”, and the mint mark “W”.

On the reverse of the coin is an image of Andrew Jackson, the war hero, appearing in uniform and mounted on a horse. The reverse inscriptions include his nickname “Old Hickory”, “United States of America”, “E Pluribus Unum”, the denomination “$10″, the gold content “1/2 oz.”, and the purity “.9999 Fine Gold”. The reverse was designed by Justin Kunz and sculpted by Don Everhart.

  Andrew Jackson, known as “Old Hickory,” is remembered as a war hero who led a force of approximately 4,000 American troops against a British Army more than twice that size and emerged victorious in January 1815 at the Battle of New Orleans.  Although a treaty had been signed at Ghent, Belgium, weeks earlier, the news had not reached either army, and the American troops’ victory at the Battle of New Orleans helped secure that crucial southern sea port as part of the first successful military defense of the country’s national sovereignty.

Coin Specifications and Mintages
Mint: West Point (W)
Mintage: 7,684 (proof), 4,609 (uncirculated)
Designers: John Reich (obverse), Justin Kunz (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)

  The Andrew Jackson’s Liberty First Spouse Coins were available first available from sale from the US Mint on August 28, 2008. The proof version was originally priced at $619.95, while uncirculated coins were $599.95. An initial household ordering limit of ten coins per option per household was imposed. This was a less strict limit than the prior issues, which had been limited to one per household upon initial release.
   A maximum mintage of 40,000 coins was set across both product options. The proof version was available until August 17, 2009 and the uncirculated version was available until September 3, 2009. The final mintage figures provided by the US Mint are 7,684 for the proof version and 4,609 for the uncirculated version. The total mintage exceeded the figure for the prior release, briefly reversing the trend of declining sales.

US Gold Coins
First Spouse Gold Coins Program

2007 First Spouse Gold Coins

2008 First Spouse Gold Coins

Elizabeth Monroe      Louisa Adams      Andrew Jackson’s Liberty     

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