WASHINGTON — The United States Mint will open sales for the 2015 First Spouse Series One–Half Ounce Gold Coins – Mamie Eisenhower on May 7 at noon Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).
The obverse (heads side) design features a striking portrait of Mrs. Eisenhower with the inscriptions “MAMIE EISENHOWER,” “In God We Trust,” “Liberty,” “2015,” “34th,” and “1953 – 1961.”
The reverse features a woman’s hand holding up a political campaign button with the slogan “I Like Mamie,” referring to Mrs. Eisenhower’s popularity as first lady, her involvement in her husband’s presidential campaigns, and the popular campaign slogan “I Like Ike.” Inscriptions are “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,” “I LIKE MAMIE,” “E Pluribus Unum,” “$10,” “1/2 OZ.,” and “.9999 FINE GOLD.”
The Mamie Eisenhower First Spouse Gold Coins are being struck at the United States Mint at West Point in proof (product code JQ3) and uncirculated (product code JQ4) qualities. Mintage will be limited to no more than 10,000 units across all product options, with customer demand determining the ratio of proof coins to uncirculated coins produced.
Pricing for these coins will be based on the United States Mint pricing structure for numismatic products containing gold, available at http://catalog.usmint.gov/coins/gold–coins.
Orders will be accepted at the United States Mint online catalog at http://catalog.usmint.gov/coin–programs/first–spouse–coins/ 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). Please visit the bureau’s website for information on shipping options: http://www.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 dates and time of May 7, 2015, at noon EDT, shall not be deemed accepted by the United States Mint and will not be honored.