2013 First Spouse $10 Gold: 1909-1913 Helen Taft


The 2013 First Spouse $10 Gold: 1909-1913 Helen Taft

Helen Taft was the wife of the 27th President, William Howard Taft. This coin was released in 2013.

Born Helen Louise Herron on 2 June 1861 in Cincinnati, Ohio. She married 'Will' in 1886. She died 22 May 1943, aged 81.

The Obverse shows a portrait of Mrs Taft. Sculptor: Phebe Hemphill.

The Reverse shows Japanese cherry trees in Washington, one of Mrs Taft's favourite trees.

Images from the United States Mint.


Mintage: 1,993 (may include coins in sets)
Minted at US Mint - West Point.
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General Description: First Spouse $10 Gold Coins
Following the same schedule as the Presidential $1 Coins, the First Spouse gold half-ounce $10 coins honour the first spouse of each President. Where the President does not have a spouse, then an image of Liberty from that time period is used on the Obverse. Images from the life of the Presidential term are used on the Reverse.

The program started in 2007. Each coin is ½oz of 0.999 gold and available as a bullion or as a Proof coin. They were minted at the West Point Mint.

  • Denomination: $10
  • Weight: ½ oz
  • Metal: .9999 Fine Gold
  • Diameter: 26.49 mm / 1.041 inches
  • Thickness: 1.88 mm / 0.074 inches
Which Mint: US Mint - West Point
Founded in 1792, The US Mint is the United State's sole manufacturer of legal tender coinage. This is the U.S. Mint West Point Facility, New York. Mintmark: W.
Country of Origin: United States of America
The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S.) or America, is a constitutional federal republic composed of 50 states. It's currency is the Dollar (USD $1) and that is equivalent to 100 cents.

The United States mints many famous coins in gold, silver and lesser metals. The USA has several Mints, such as Philadelphia, San Francisco, West Point (NY) and Denver.
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