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February 11, 2016

United States Mint Opens Sales for Patricia Nixon First Spouse Gold Coins on Feb. 18

WASHINGTON - The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for Patricia Nixon First Spouse Gold Coins starting on Feb. 18 at noon Eastern Time (ET). 

The obverse (heads side) design features a portrait of Mrs. Nixon with the inscriptions "PATRICIA NIXON," "IN GOD WE TRUST," "LIBERTY," "2016," "37th," and "1969-1974."  The obverse was designed by United States Mint Artistic Infusion Program (AIP) artist Richard Masters and sculpted by United States Mint Sculptor-Engraver Don Everhart.

The reverse (tails side) design features stylized figures standing hand-in-hand surrounding a globe, symbolizing Mrs. Nixon's commitment to volunteerism around the world.  Inscriptions are "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA," "E PLURIBUS UNUM," "$10," "1/2 OZ.," and ".9999 FINE GOLD."  The reverse was also designed by Masters and sculpted by United States Mint Sculptor-Engraver Jim Licaretz.

Pricing for the 2016 First Spouse Series Gold Coins is in accordance with the United States Mint pricing schedule for gold and platinum coins, which are priced according to the range in which they appear on the United States Mint Gold and Platinum Coin Pricing Grid at http://catalog.usmint.gov/coins/gold-coins/.

Mintage for the Patricia Nixon First Spouse Gold Coin is limited to 10,000 units across both proof and uncirculated product options.  The ratio of proof coins to uncirculated coins produced will be based on customer demand.

Orders will be accepted at https://catalog.usmint.gov/ and at 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468), while hearing- and speech-impaired customers with TTY equipment may order at 1-888-321-MINT.  Information about shipping options is available at https://catalog.usmint.gov/customer-service/shipping.html.  

About the United States Mint
The United States Mint was created by Congress in 1792 and became part of the Department of the Treasury in 1873.  It is the Nation's sole manufacturer of legal tender coinage and is responsible for producing circulating coinage for the Nation to conduct its trade and commerce.  The United States Mint also produces numismatic products, including proof, uncirculated, and commemorative coins; Congressional Gold Medals; and silver and gold bullion coins.  The United States Mint's numismatic programs are self-sustaining and operate at no cost to taxpayers.

Note:  To ensure that all members of the public have fair and equal access to United States Mint products, orders placed prior to the official on-sale date and time of Feb. 18, 2016, at noon ET, shall not be deemed accepted by the United States Mint and will not be honored.

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Customer Service information:  (800) USA MINT (872-6468)
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