The U.S. Mint has updated the product pages for the 2016 Nancy Reagan First Spouse Gold Coins, set to debut on July 1. The Web site now carries images of the coins and states that the mintage limit has been set at 15,000 pieces across both product options. The launch of the Reagan issues will mark the conclusion of the First Spouse coin program, which began in tandem with the Presidential dollars series in 2007.
The 99.99% gold coins will be available in Proof and Uncirculated versions, and orders are limited to one coin per household. Also available on July 1 will be rolls, bags, and boxes of Ronald Reagan Presidential $1 coins.
The obverse of the Nancy Reagan First Spouse Gold and Uncirculated Coins was designed by Benjamin Sowards and sculpted by Joseph Menna. It features a portrait of Mrs. Reagan, with the inscriptions NANCY REAGAN, IN GOD WE TRUST, LIBERTY, 2016, 40th, and 1981-1989. The West Point Mint’s “W” mint mark is also included beneath the year of issue.
The reverse image features the former first lady with two children wearing shirts associated with her “Just Say No” campaign, which urged young people to avoid drug use. Inscribed on this side of the coins are UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, E PLURIBUS UNUM, $10, 1/2 OZ., and .9999 FINE GOLD.
While prices for the Mint’s gold coins are always subject to change, the current costs of the First Spouse Proof and Uncirculated coins are listed as $840 and $820, respectively. For more information on the First Spouse program, please visit the Web site of the U.S. Mint.