WASHINGTON — The United States Mint will accept orders for three products featured in the First Spouse Gold Coin Program beginning at noon Eastern Time (ET) on December 20, 2012.
2012 First Spouse Gold Coin Series — Frances Cleveland (second term), Proof (product code PK5), and Uncirculated (product code PK6)
The coin’s obverse (heads side) features a portrait of Mrs. Cleveland and the inscriptions FRANCES CLEVELAND, IN GOD WE TRUST, LIBERTY, 2012, 24th, and 1893–1897. The reverse (tails side) of the 24–karat gold coin depicts an event emblematic of her popularity with the public. Inscriptions are UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, E PLURIBUS UNUM, $10, ½ OZ. and .9999 FINE GOLD. Maximum mintage is set at 13,000 across both product options. Customer demand will determine the ratio of proof coins to uncirculated coins produced within the total maximum issuance of 13,000. Pricing will be based on the United States Mint’s pricing structure for gold coins, available at http://www.usmint.gov/catalog.
2012 United States Mint Presidential $1 Coin and First Spouse Medal Set™ – Grover Cleveland (second term, product code XQ6)
The set includes an uncirculated quality Grover Cleveland Presidential $1 Coin (second term) and a bronze medal bearing likenesses of the designs that appear on the First Spouse Gold Coin (second term) struck in Frances Cleveland’s honor. The coin and medal are encased in a durable plastic card that is enhanced with beautiful representations of the portraits of the President and first lady, with issuance information on the back. The set is priced at $9.95.
2012 First Spouse Bronze Medal Series: Four–Medal Set – (product code X84)
The set includes one each of the four bronze medals bearing the likenesses of the designs that appear on the First Spouse Gold Coins honoring Alice Paul and the Suffrage Movement, Frances Cleveland (first and second terms), and Caroline Harrison. The set is priced at $16.95.
The United States Mint accepts orders at its online catalog, http://www.usmint.gov/catalog, and at 1–800–USA–MINT (872–6468). Hearing– and speech–impaired customers with TTY equipment may order by calling 1–888–321–MINT (6468). Customers should add $4.95 to all domestic orders for shipping and handling costs.
The United States Mint was created by Congress in 1792. This year marks the bureau’s 220th anniversary. The United States Mint 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 bureau 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 the taxpayer.
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 December 20, 2012, at noon ET, shall not be deemed accepted by the United States Mint and will not be honored. For more information, please review the United States Mint’s Frequently Asked Questions, Answer ID #175.