First Spouse Medals Program

2007 First Spouse Bronze Medal Martha Washington ObverseThe United States Mint honors the nation’s first spouses through the First Spouse Gold Coins Program, which began in 2007. As authorized by the Presidential $1 Coin Act of 2005 (Public Law 109-145), bronze medal duplicates of the coins are also produced and issued on the same schedule.

The medals bear the same central images as the gold coins and are also inscribed with the name, the order, and years of their term as first spouse. When a president served without a first spouse, the obverse designs are emblematic of Liberty as depicted on a circulating coin of that era.

To learn more about the bronze medal designs, visit the First Spouse Gold Coin Program page.

First Spouse Bronze Medals

2007

  1. Martha Washington (1789–1797)
  2. Abigail Adams (1797–1801)
  3. Thomas Jefferson’s Liberty (1801–1809)
  4. Dolley Madison (1809–1817)

2008

  1. Elizabeth Monroe (1817–1825)
  2. Louisa Adams (1825–1829)
  3. Andrew Jackson’s Liberty (1829–1837)
  4. Martin Van Buren’s Liberty (1837–1841)

2009

  1. Anna Harrison (1841)
  2. Letitia Tyler (1841–1842)
    Julia Tyler (1844–1845)
  3. Sarah Polk (1845–1849)
  4. Margaret Taylor (1849–1850)

2010

  1. Abigail Fillmore (1850–1853)
  2. Jane Pierce (1853–1857)
  3. James Buchanan’s Liberty (1857–1861)
  4. Mary Lincoln (1861–1865)

2011

  1. Eliza Johnson (1865–1869)
  2. Julia Grant (1869–1877)
  3. Lucy Hayes (1877–1881)
  4. Lucretia Garfield (1881)

 2012

  1. Alice Paul (1881–1885)
  2. Frances Cleveland (first term) (1885–1889)
  3. Caroline Harrison (1889–1893)
  4. Frances Cleveland (second term) (1893–1897)

2013

  1. Ida McKinley (1897–1901)
  2. Edith Roosevelt (1901–1909)
  3. Helen Taft (1909–1913)
  4. Ellen Wilson (1913–1914)
    Edith Wilson (1915–1921)

2014

  1. Florence Harding (1921–1923)
  2. Grace Coolidge (1923–1929)
  3. Lou Hoover (1929–1933)
  4. Eleanor Roosevelt (1933–1945)

2015

  1. Elizabeth Truman (1945–1953)
  2. Mamie Eisenhower (1953–1961)
  3. Jacqueline Kennedy (1961–1963)
  4. Claudia Taylor “Lady Bird” Johnson (1963–1969)

2016

  1. Patricia Ryan “Pat” Nixon (1969–1974)
  2. Elizabeth Bloomer “Betty” Ford (1974–1977)
  3. Nancy Reagan (1981–1989)
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