The First Spouse coins from the U.S. Mint have a face value of $10 and contain 1/2oz of pure 24 karat gold, making the metal value alone worth quite a bit on the bullion market. Since very few of the coins have been certified in perfect PF70 condition by NGC, demand has been rising and they could prove to be the type of “sleeper coins” that expert investors seek out.
“Sleeper coins” hit the market with a relatively low premium, but then surge in value over a 5 to 10 year time frame once the supply dries up. Depending on the supply of coins in the market and investor demand, it might not even take that long.
This rising premium represents the true potential of the coin. Once the supply of these coins disappears from the market, it is expected that the premium will soar – and that’s when the owner really sees the profits jump.
Source: Figures provided by the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC). "Population" indicates the maximum possible population of perfect condition Proof 70 coins for the year given. Mintage figures relate to the maximum amount produced, as in, when the coin is pronounced 'sold out' and no further coins are minted. (NGC, February 2015).
First Spouse coins are golden counterparts of the Presidential Dollar series and each spouse coin is released by the Mint on the same schedule as the President Dollars. In cases where the President had no spouse, a coin with a figure emblematic of Liberty appears. There are two cases where a President has had more than one wife during service and two coins are issued.
Certified coins in perfect PF70 condition are considered actual "museum-quality." With their flawless finish, perfect condition and rarity, they are preferred by both collectors and investors. Since they are true collectibles, they are not as subject to the ups and downs of the commodities market, which has made their value more stable over time than gold bullion alone. The U.S. Gold Bureau recommends these coins as a long-term store of value, to help protect your portfolio from turbulent economic times.