WASHINGTON — The United States Mint will begin accepting orders for the 2014 First Spouse Series One–Half Ounce Grace Coolidge Gold Coins July 17 at noon Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).
Orders will be accepted at http://www.usmint.gov/catalog and at 1–800–USA–MINT (872–6468), while hearing– and speech–impaired customers with TTY equipment may order at 1–888–321–MINT. A fee of $4.95 will be added to all domestic orders for shipping and handling.
These coins will be struck at the United States Mint’s West Point facility in proof (product code HP3) and uncirculated (product code HP4) finishes. Maximum mintage is set at 10,000 across all product options, with customer demand determining the ratio of proof coins to uncirculated coins produced. Pricing will be based on the United States Mint’s gold pricing structure, available at http://www.usmint.gov/catalog.
The obverse (heads side) of the Grace Coolidge First Spouse Half–Ounce Gold Coin was designed by United States Mint Artistic Infusion Program (AIP) Designer Joel Iskowitz and sculpted by United States Mint Sculptor–Engraver Phebe Hemphill. The design depicts Mrs. Coolidge’s portrait and the inscriptions GRACE COOLIDGE, IN GOD WE TRUST, LIBERTY, 2014, 30th, and 1923 – 1929.
The reverse (tails side) was designed by AIP designer Frank Morris and sculpted by United States Mint Sculptor–Engraver Jim Licaretz. The design depicts three hands fingerspelling the letters “U,” “S.” “A” in American Sign Language against the backdrop of the White House. As First Lady, Mrs. Coolidge promoted education for the deaf and drew attention to the needs of the disabled. Inscriptions are UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, E PLURIBUS UNUM, $10, 1/2 OZ., and .9999 FINE GOLD.
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 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 July 17, 2014, at noon EDT, 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.