The United States Mint has started accepting orders for the 2012 First Spouse Bronze Medal Series: Four-Medal Set. This product includes one example of each of the four 1-5/16 inch bronze medals, which bear likenesses of the four 2012 First Spouse Gold Coins.
Under the authority of Public Law 109-145, the Secretary of the Treasury may strike and sell bronze medals that bear the likeness of the First Spouse Gold Coins. From 2007 to 2011, these medals were offered for sale individually, within Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Sets, or within an annual set containing one example of each medal issued during the year.
For 2012, the medals will only be available within the Presidential $1 Coin & First Spouse Medal Sets and within the present Four-Medal Set.
This year’s medal feature the following:
- Alice Paul Suffragist: The authorizing legislation indicates that a design featuring Alice Paul and the Suffrage movement is to be issued for the 21st Presidency. The obverse features a portrait of Alice Paul, while the reverse depicts a participant marching in the suffrage parade.
- Frances Cleveland (First Term): The obverse includes her portrait with the reverse carrying a depiction of one of the working women’s receptions that Mrs. Cleveland held at the White House.
- Caroline Harrison: The First Lady’s portrait appears on the obverse with the reverse featuring a design representing her love of flowers with a close up of an orchid and paint brushes.
- Frances Cleveland (Second Term): The obverse features her portrait, and the reverse carries a scene emblematic of Mrs. Cleveland’s popularity with the public.
The 2012 First Spouse Bronze Four Medal Set is priced at $16.95. There are no stated product limits or ordering limits. Orders may be placed online at http://catalog.usmint.gov/