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November 15, 2007
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United States Mint Offers Dolley Madison First Spouse Gold Coins November 19

Fourth Coin in Coin Series Honors Woman Who Saved Famous Portrait

WASHINGTON - The United States Mint announced today that sales of the Dolley Madison First Spouse Gold Coins will begin on November 19 at 12 noon (ET).  This is the fourth coin released in the multi-year program featuring women on a consecutive series of coins.

Mintage of the 24-karat gold coin-offered in 1/2-ounce proof and uncirculated versions-will be limited to 20,000 per product option.  Orders will be limited to one per option per household for the first week of sales.  The United States Mint will reevaluate this limit following the initial sales period and either extend, adjust, or eliminate it. 

The obverse of the Dolley Madison First Spouse Gold Coin bears a portrait designed and sculpted by United States Mint Sculptor-Engraver Don Everhart.  Included on the coin are the inscriptions "Dolley Madison" and "1809-1817"-the years she served as First Spouse.  Additional inscriptions include "In God We Trust," "Liberty" and "2007."

The image on the coin's reverse, which was designed by Artistic Infusion Program (AIP) Master Designer Joel Iskowitz and sculpted by United States Mint Sculptor-Engraver Don Everhart, depicts Dolley Madison saving the Cabinet papers and the renowned Gilbert Stuart portrait of George Washington, as she was forced to flee the White House in advance of approaching British troops in August 1814.  Inscriptions on the coin's reverse include "United States of America," "E Pluribus Unum," "$10," "1/2 oz." and ".9999 Fine Gold."

To view or download an image of the Dolley Madison First Spouse Gold Coin, go to:  http://www.usmint.gov/pressroom/index.cfm?action=Photo#2007Spouse

The United States Mint will accept orders for the Dolley Madison First Spouse Gold Coins at its secure Web site at http://www.usmint.gov or at the toll-free number 1-800-USA-MINT (872-6468).  The proof coin will be offered at $529.95, and the uncirculated coin will be offered at $509.95.  Bronze medals bearing the likeness of the coin also will be available for purchase for $3.50.

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 noon (ET) November 19, 2007 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 (FAQs), Answer ID #175.

Contact:
Press inquiries:  Michael White (202) 354-7222
Customer Service information:  (800) USA MINT (872-6468)
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