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Abigail Fillmore First Spouse Gold Coin First Lady, 1850–1853

May 8, 2018 - First Lady, 1850–1853 Born in 1798 in Saratoga County, N.Y., Abigail Powers Fillmore developed a passion for learning early in life. Financial circumstances forced her to begin working at the age of 16 as a teacher while she continued her...

Sarah Polk First Spouse $10 Gold Coin First Lady, 1845–1849

May 8, 2018 - First Lady, 1845–1849 Sarah Childress Polk received an education traditionally available only to the most privileged young women of her time. When she was 14, Sarah and her sister undertook a month-long, 500-mile journey on horseback from Tennessee to North...

Margaret Taylor First Spouse $10 Gold Coin First Lady 1849–1850

May 8, 2018 - First Lady, 1849–1850 Zachary Taylor once commented that Margaret “Peggy” Mackall Smith Taylor “was as much of a soldier as I was.” For 30 years, she followed her husband during his military career to remote hardship outposts that stretched from...

Letitia Tyler First Spouse $10 Gold Coin First Lady, 1841–1842

May 8, 2018 - First Lady, 1841–1842 A genteel Southern lady, Letitia Christian Tyler was content to stay in the background tending to her children and household. She supervised the Tyler family’s 1,200 acre plantation, Greenway, in Charles City County, Virginia, for many years....

Julia Tyler First Spouse $10 Gold Coin First Lady, 1844–1845

May 8, 2018 - First Lady, 1844–1845 The young and vivacious Julia Gardiner Tyler took Washington by storm with her wedding to widower President John Tyler on June 26, 1844. Although she was First Lady for only eight months, she quickly made her mark....