2016 First Spouse $10 Gold: 1974–1977 Betty Ford


The 2016 First Spouse $10 Gold - Betty Ford (1974–1977)

Elizabeth Bloomer "Betty" Ford married the 38th President Gerald Ford. The coin was issued in 2016.

Betty Ford was born Elizabeth Anne Bloomer in Chicago on April 8, 1918. She was previously married between 1942-47 and after her divorce married Gerald Ford in 1948. The young Betty wanted to be a dancer. In her political life she was a supporter of equal rights, especially for women. She broke new grounds discussing her own personal problems of drug and alcohol addiction, and breast cancer diagnosis. She died July 8, 2011, aged 93.

The Obverse, designed by Barbara Fox, shows a portrait of Betty Ford.

The Reverse, designed by Chris Costello, shows a young woman ascending a staircase which represents Mrs Ford’s openness regarding addiction, breast cancer awareness and the rights of women. 

Images from United States Mint.


Mintage: Not known
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.
If you don't see a coin in the list below try the First Spouse $10 Gold Coins page on eBay UK

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US 2016W Gold 1/2 oz $10 PCGS PF69DCAM First Spouse Series Betty Ford
US 2016W Gold 1/2 oz $10 PCGS PF69DCAM First Spouse Series Betty Ford
£ 1,018.45
2016-W Betty Ford $10 NGC MS70 - First Spouse .999 Gold
2016-W Betty Ford $10 NGC MS70 - First Spouse .999 Gold
£ 1,515.46
2016-W Betty Ford $10 PCGS MS70 (First Strike) - First Spouse .999 Gold
2016-W Betty Ford $10 PCGS MS70 (First Strike) - First Spouse .999 Gold
£ 1,515.46
2016-W Betty Ford $10 PCGS PR 70 DCAM (First Strike) -
2016-W Betty Ford $10 PCGS PR 70 DCAM (First Strike) -
£ 1,621.38
2016-W Betty Ford $10 NGC Proof 70 UCAM
2016-W Betty Ford $10 NGC Proof 70 UCAM
£ 1,515.46

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