The First Lady Lucy Hayes gold coin is part of the First Spouse series that first hit the market in 2007. These coins have had high and low mintages. Each coins in the series is made of .9999 (24 karat) gold and weighs 1/2 troy ounce.
The 2011 Lucy Hayes First Spouse gold coin was struck at the West Point Mint.
Designed by Susan Gamble and sculpted by Don Everhart, the obverse depicts a beautifully detailed portrait of former First Lady Lucy Hayes, surrounded by the inscriptions "LUCY HAYES", "IN GOD WE TRUST", "LIBERTY 2011 W", and "19th 1877-1881."
The reverse, the design of Barbara Fox executed by Joseph Menna, features Mrs. Hayes enthusiastically participating in the first Easter Egg Roll on the White House lawn; an annual event she established in 1878, and a tradition that continues today. Inscribed are the terms "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA", "E PLURIBUS UNUM", "$10", "1/2 OZ.", and ".9999 FINE GOLD".
This coin is available from our firm in a Mint State 70, graded by NGC.